PG&E shutt off power to much of Sonoma County last night. PG&E anticipates it will take up to five days to completely restore power. The utility anticipates that it will begin to restore power on Thursday, weather permitting. KRCB's Adia White and Mark Prell talked with Sonoma County Spokesperson Maggie Fleming to learn more.
Visit the Sonoma County website to see a map of areas that will be affected. Sonoma County Spokesperson Maggie Fleming says all Sonoma County residents should prepare for the possibility of losing power even if they are not in a planned power shutoff area.
All PG&E customers should update their contact information with the utility by calling 1-866-743-6589. Individuals who count on refrigeration for medication or use power for medical devices should notify PG&E and plan to have backup power sources. For information on how to prepare, visit the Sonoma County emergency preparedness website. You can also download the Red Cross power outage safety checklist.