Map: See if you could be affected by PG&E’s Aug. 30 shutoff
Due to high fire-risk weather, PG&E announced it could shut off power to as many as 8,000 customers early Wednesday morning in parts of seven counties, mostly on the western edge of the Sacramento Valley.
The counties that could be impacted are:
- Colusa: 531 customers
- Glenn: 365
- Shasta: 3,812
- Tehama: 3,249
- Yolo: 30
PG&E estimates the shutoffs could start as early as 3 a.m. Wednesday.
These shut-offs are anticipated as hot, dry and windy weather combined with exceptional drought conditions and dry vegetation in the region create an increased risk for electrical systems to be damaged and fires to ignite. The National Weather Service has issued a fire weather watch from 11 p.m. Tuesday until 11 p.m. Wednesday.
🔥 Fire Weather Watch has been issued for the northern, central, & western Sac Valley Tuesday night to Wednesday evening.— NWS Sacramento (@NWSSacramento) August 28, 2023
Breezy north winds + low humidity may lead to critical fire weather conditions.
This is NWS Sacramento's first Fire Weather Watch of the year. #CAwx #CAfire pic.twitter.com/RhNfVaMwGo
This map is approximate, but PG&E also has an address lookup tool that will provide more exact information.
If you do fall within the blackout area, this does not mean that you will definitely lose power, just that you are within the area where PG&E may shut power off.