Trinity County Office of Emergency Services Manager Ed Prestley has received word that the following Trinity County communities could be affected by the PG&E Public Safety Power Outage, if conditions warrant:
The public safety outages are due to anticipated windy conditions.
Prestley said, "The word from CalOES is the shut off could begin early tomorrow morning (Wednesday) through Thursday midday. If de-energized, it will require line inspection before power is restored, so that could take up to 5 days after the event has passed.
As part of PSPS preparedness efforts, PG&E is asking customers to:
- Update their contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589 during normal business hours. PG&E will use this information to alert customers through automated calls, texts, and emails, when possible, prior to, and during, a Public Safety Power Shutoff.
- Plan for medical needs like medications that require refrigeration or devices that need power.
- Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers.
- Build or restock your emergency kit with flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies and cash.
- Keep in mind family members who are elderly, younger children and pets. Information and tips including a safety plan checklist are available at pge.com/wildfiresafety
From the Trinity Public Utilities District, General Manager Paul Hauser said
the TPUD doesn't expect the PG&E outages to affect any of its customers, but there is a remote chance that PG&E could turn off power to any of TPUD's substations that they provide transmission to – Big Flat, Hyampom, Forest Glenn and Grouse Creek. PG&E has not alerted TPUD to any shut-off potential.