UPDATE, 6:36 p.m.: From the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services:

The latest information from PG&E is that all of Humboldt County is now in scope for this PSPS power outage. The numbers provided early this afternoon reflected estimates from directly impacted local distribution lines, and the map that we later posted is based on subsequent mapping of transmission lines to the county. We were advised that the address lookup tool on their website will not reflect impacted addresses until PG&E starts making customer notifications, which may begin tonight. Please make sure that your contact information is updated with PG&E if you are a customer or a tenant of a PG&E customer.




Press release from the County of Humboldt:

Humboldt County was notified at approximately 1:00 PM today by PG&E that 2,188 customers in Humboldt were expected to have their power turned off on Saturday, October 26, as part of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event driven by gusty wind conditions forecast on Saturday evening. The attached map was provided at approximately 3:30 this afternoon, indicating a much larger area would be affected. Similar to the October 9 outage, this map reflects virtually all populated areas of the county on the grid.

Without additional clarifying information available from PG&E at this time, the Sheriff’s Office advises Humboldt County residents to be prepared for the potential of an extended power outage impacting all PG&E customers. Further information received from PG&E confirming the scope of this outage, as well as timing and restoration estimates, will be provided as it becomes available.