Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Public Safety Power Shutoffs


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10/30/2019 Advisory Message:  Power in the City of Lakeport Expected to be Restored by Tonight

Press Release:  Additional CalFresh Replacement Available for October 2019 Power Outages
Advisory:  Update on power and weather event - October 30, 2019
Advisory:  Update on power and weather event - October 28, 2019

Advisory: Update on power and weather event - October 27th, 2019
Click here for Healthcare Resource Information Guide

Click here for updates on the status of businesses and agencies closures.
Planned Status of Local Businesses during Public Safety Power Shutoff (Lakeport)
PG&E Tips for Surviving a Public Safety Power Shutoff


October 30, 2019 Advisory
PG&E reports power to the City of Lakeport is expected to be restored by this evening. As to what time this evening, they can't provide that "level of granularity". This is also contingent on not encountering significant damage.
If you have spoiled food as a result of a power outage:


October 30, 2019 Press Release:  Additional CalFresh Replacement Available for October 2019 Power Outages
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 30, 2019
For more information contact:
(707) 995-4200
SocialServices@lakecountyca.gov 

 

 LOWER LAKE, Calif. – October 30, 2019

Additional CalFresh Replacement Available for October 2019 Power Outages
 CalFresh recipients who lost food due to power outages in October 2019 may receive replacement benefits for each power outage.  A majority of CalFresh households already received an automatic mass replacement on 10/24/2019 for the power outage that began 10/09/2019.  The state will NOT issue additional automatic mass replacements for subsequent outages in October 2019.  However, CalFresh recipients who experienced additional power outages in October that resulted in food loss may request replacement benefits for each additional event on a case-by-case basis by contacting Lake County Social Services.

Deadlines to request replacement CalFresh:
Outage Begin Date                  Deadline to Request Replacement
10/09/2019                             11/08/2019
10/23/2019                             11/04/2019
10/26/2019                             11/05/2019
10/29/2019                             11/08/2019
 To request replacement CalFresh or to apply, contact Lake County Social Services:
Toll Free Phone:
1 (800) 628-5288
Location:
15975 Anderson Ranch Parkway, Lower Lake, CA 95457
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday, limited emergency services, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Website:  
www.c4yourself.com or www.getcalfresh.org

October 30, 2019 Update
PG&E issued the "All Clear" for the Lakeport area at 5:22 am. PG&E will now begin the inspection phase of electrical transmission and supply lines as part of their work to restore normal power. PG&E field technicians and inspectors will be working diligently to get their work completed. There is no word as to when the energization is to begin, nor any clear indication when that will be completed. Please remain prepared, accordingly.


October 28, 2019 Update
PG&E has advised of a new possible PSPS event in our area starting on the morning of October 29th.  Information is limited at this point but be prepared for it.  See below.
Northern Operative Predictive Services Issued High Risk of Significant Fires in Area Covering PG&E Service Area; PG&E's Emergency Operations Center Continues to Be Open and Is Monitoring the Situation; Some Customers May Experience Continuous Outages; PG&E Community Resource Centers in Key Areas to Remain Open

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) announced today that its meteorological and operations teams in its Emergency Operations Center continue to monitor a new, potentially widespread, strong and dry wind event forecasted for Tuesday morning through midday Wednesday for Northern California. The weather system is forecast to impact Kern County late Tuesday night through Thursday morning.

Potential Tuesday/Wednesday Public Safety Power Shutoff
The event will impact approximately 32 counties across the Northern and Southern Sierra, North Bay, Bay Area and Santa Cruz mountains, North Coast and Kern County. This weather event is a separate system from the one that triggered the October 26 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event that is still active. This is the third consecutive significant wind event in a week's time.

In response to this anticipated event, Northern Operative Predictive Services has issued a high risk of significant fires for a geographical footprint that covers much of PG&E's service area. The National Interagency Fire Center's Geographic Area Coordination Center is also forecasting significant fire potential across Northern California beginning on Tuesday of this week.

Potential Impact
Due to the forecasted extreme weather conditions, PG&E is considering proactively turning off power for safety. Portions of counties that may be impacted include, but are not limited to: Alameda, Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, Contra Costa, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Marin, Mariposa, Mendocino, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Solano, Sonoma, Stanislaus, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, Yolo, Yuba.

It is important to know that while customers in portions of these counties may be impacted by PSPS, all customers need to be prepared for potential outages due to equipment damage, hazards and continuously evolving weather.

Potential PSPS Timing
The period of weather risk starts Tuesday and continues through Thursday morning. The dry, windy weather pattern is expected to reach from the northern portions of PG&E's service territory and down through the Sacramento Valley, before spreading into the central areas of the state, including the Bay Area.

PG&E will make every effort to restore power to as many customers as possible who are currently out of power due to the Oct. 26 PSPS event. However, due to the dynamic and changing weather conditions, and high fire risk, some customers who are currently out of power may remain out throughout the duration of the next potential PSPS event.

For those customers able to have their power restored between events, PG&E urges them to use the opportunity to charge any medical equipment, phones and other electronic devices and restock emergency kits.

Some customers may continue to be impacted by the PSPS event, while others may experience power outages due to weather damage to the electric system.

PG&E will continue to monitor weather conditions and will be providing additional information regarding affected areas.

PG&E Community Resource Centers
PG&E will provide Community Resource Centers in key areas that may have continuing impacts due to the Oct. 26 PSPS event and the potential new event. View the current list.

How Customers Can Prepare
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. PG&E will use this information to alert customers through automated calls, texts, and emails, when possible, prior to, and during, a PSPS.
  • 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.
  • Learn more about wildfire risk and what to do before, during and after an emergency to keep your family safe at PG&E's Safety Action Center.

While customers in high fire-threat areas are more likely to be affected by a Public Safety Power Shutoff event, any of PG&E's more than 5 million electric customers could have their power shut off because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions.

Generator Safety
Backup electric generators can be a part of any preparedness plan, but they can also pose unique safety hazards.

It's important to understand how to safely operate your generator before an emergency occurs. This means doing regular safety checks and being sure you have enough fuel to last a few days. If you don't understand how to use your generator, you risk damaging your property, endangering your life and endangering the lives of others.

Position your generator where its exhaust can vent safely to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning, which can be fatal. Never run a portable generator in the garage or in the rain, and never store generator fuel in the house.

 PG&E Safety Alert: Weather Conditions may require a Public Safety Power Shutoff (Notification on October 27)
We are monitoring a new weather system that is forecasting gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, which is forecasted in the next 48 hours in portions of your county.
If these conditions persist, PG&E may need to turn off power to local customers for safety. This is a separate weather system from the current event. Outages could last for multiple days.

See their press release regarding this event: https://www.pge.com/en/about/newsroom/newsdetails/index.page?title=20191027_pge_is_monitoring_a_third_consecutive_severe_wind_event_for_tuesday_and_wednesday_that_could_impact_nearly_32_counties_across_northern_and_central_california

October 27, 2019 Update

We are continuing to monitor the current Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event and weather conditions. We have been experiencing windy conditions today.

The wind and fire danger conditions are expected to continue into tomorrow morning, Monday, October 28th. At this point it is anticipated that we could get an “all clear” from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) tomorrow morning. This does not mean that the power would be back on then but rather PG&E would start checking lines at that point. This process can take several hours or days.

Today we have also received information from both PG&E and the National Weather Service (NWS) of another possible wind event with high fire danger for this coming Tuesday and Wednesday.  At this point that possible event is not expected to be as strong as the current event and it is unknown if it would cause another PSPS but we are advising people to be prepared for additional possible continued power outages in the form of more PSPS events or lines damaged due to wind damage. 

Lakeport Public Works (LPW), the police department (PD) and city emergency operations staff continue to monitor the situation and working to maintain all city infrastructure. The PD continues to have additional staff working to patrol and protect our neighborhoods and business districts.

Additionally, we continue to work in cooperation with the Lakeport Fire Protection District. They also continue to have increased staffing during this event and are prepared to handle any emergency fire situations.

For this current power outage, one of the PG&E COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER TENTS is located in the Konocti Vista Casino's parking lot (go left after pulling in the driveways and it is the white tent), at 2755 Mission Rancheria Rd., Lakeport CA 95453. The center will have restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned/heated seating for up to 100 will be available at the facilities.

Please keep yourself and your family prepared for PSPS events. Please be careful with any activities that could cause fires. Report all suspicious activity to police.

Please be patient and respectful with PG&E employees who are out in the community working hard to keep the power system safe.

PSPS Address look-up tool www.pge.com/eventmaps

See our website for additional information: https://www.cityoflakeport.com/news_detail_T14_R44.php

See this link for businesses who state they will be open: https://www.cityoflakeport.com/public_safety_power_shutoff.php


OCTOBER 26, 2019
Lake County Health Services has developed a community Healthcare Resource Information Guide to help connect the community with available resources during the PSPS.

OCTOBER 25, 2019
Be Prepared, Lakeport! PG&E is currently tracking an upcoming severe weather event that could potentially impact Lake County, including the City of Lakeport, on Saturday, October 26th. Please prepare yourself and your family for a potential PSPS event. You can find more information on PG&E's website: https://www.pge.com/…/na…/wildfires/public-safety-event.page


Lake County Community Resource Center for Power Shutoff Event
PUBLIC NOTICE - For possible power outage scheduled for Saturday.
One of the PG&E COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER TENTS
is located in the Konocti Vista Casino's parking lot (go left after pulling in the driveways and it is the white tent), at 2755 mission Rancheria Rd., Lakeport CA 95453.https://g.page/KVCASINO?share
Hours of operation are 8:00am to 8:00pm
The center will have restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned/heated seating for up to 100 will be available at the facilities.



 
PLEASE NOTE: This list shows the planned status of local businesses during power outages. There is no guarantee that those who plan to stay open will receive regularly scheduled deliveries to restock supplies (or cash in ATMS), or be able to process credit card payments, etc. This information is shared only as information gathered and is not intended to be - and cannot be - guaranteed.
Business Name Service/ Product Street Address City/Town Phone # Website Generator Power PSPS Status/Additional Notes
               
               
MEDICAL/HEALTH
Sutter Lakeside Hospital Hospital 5176 Hill Rd E Lakeport (707) 262-5000 www.sutterhealth.org/lakeside Yes ER fully functional/limited otherwise
Parkview Podiatry Health Services 175 Park St Lakeport (707) 263-9595 https://parkviewpodiatry.com Yes Open
Lake Co. Tribal Health Health Services 925 Bevins Ct. Lakeport (707) 263-8382 www.lcthc.com No Closed
County of Lake Health Services Health Services 922 Bevins Court Lakeport 707-263-1090 www.health.lakecountyca.gov Yes Open during normal business hours
Main Street Veterinary Veterinary Svc. 2530 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-6232   No Closed
Wasson Memorial Vet Veterinary Svc. 3083 Hwy 175 Lakeport (707) 263-5380 www.wassonmemorial.com Yes Open during normal business hours
Northlake Pharmacy Pharmacy   Lakeport     No Closed
Safeway Pharmacy         Yes Open including Pharmacy
CVS Pharmacy Pharmacy 949 11th Street Lakeport (707) 262-0244     Closed
FUEL
Chevron Gas Station 1088 Lakeport Blvd. Lakeport
(707) 263-0870
  Yes Open
Lakeport Express Gas Station
301 S Main St
Lakeport
(707) 263-6533
  Yes Open - Full Service
Chevron Gas Station 1050 S Main St Lakeport (707) 546-0766   No Closed
Chevron Gas Station 202 S. Main St Lakeport (707) 263-7220   No Closed
Chevron Gas Station 2935 Lakeshore Blvd Lakeport
(707) 263-7434
  No Closed
Rotten Robbie Gas Station 2725 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-5790   No Closed
Ferrell Gas       707-263-0333     Drivers will be delivering
Suburban Propane   2255 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-5428     will need to come to their office to order propane (no phones at Lakeport location) they will have their phones transferred to their call center and drivers will be delivering propane
Economy Propane     Lakeport        
Speedway (formerly Beacon) Gas Station 975 South Main   (707) 263-4060   No Closed
Westgate Petroleum Fuel station/fuel delivery 3740 Highland Springs Road Lakeport 707-263-6512 westgatepetroleum.com No Fuel Delivery Available
ATM - Konocti Vista Casino ATM 2755 Mission Rancheria Rd Lakeport     Yes Open
Chevron Gas Station 1088 Lakeport Blvd. Lakeport
(707) 263-0870
  Yes Open
MUNICIPAL/UTILITIES
Lakeport City Hall Municipal Government 225 Park St Lakeport (707) 263-5615 www.cityoflakeport.com Yes Normal Operations
Lake County Special Districts Sewer & Water Service 230 N. Main Street Lakeport 707-263-0119   Partial Normal Operations Expected/Conserve Water!
Lake County Waste Solutions Garbage Pick Up   Lakeport (707) 262-1760      
Lakeport Disposal Garbage Pick Up   Lakeport (707) 263-6080      
Lakeport Public Works Sewer & Water Service 591 Martin Street Lakeport 707-263-3578  www.cityoflakeport.com   Normal Operations Expected/Conserve Water!
North Lakeport Water System (CSA #21) Water Service   Lakeport       Normal Operations Expected/Conserve Water!
GROCERY
Brunos Shop Smart Grocery   Lakeport     Yes Open; not sure if they will be able to process credit/debit cards. Open as long as generators allow.
Safeway Grocery   Lakeport     Yes Normal Operations  Pharmacy Open
EDUCATION
Lakeport Unified School District School 2508 Howard Ave Lakeport (707) 262-3000 http://www.lakeport.k12.ca.us/district-office/ No In Session - will finish the school day
No Power @ 6:00 AM - no school
RETAIL/MISC. SERVICES
Anchorage Inn Motel 950 N. Main St Lakeport (707) 263-5417   No Closed to new visitors
Konocti Vista Resort Motel 2755 Mission Rancheria Rd. Lakeport (707) 262-1900      
Regency Inn Motel 1010 N. Main St Lakeport (707) 263-3551   No Closed
Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino Motel   Nice (707) 262-4000      
Skylark Shores Resort Motel 1120 N Main S Lakeport (707) 263-6151   No Full
Angelina's Bakery/Coffee   Lakeport (707) 263-0391   No Closed
Susie Q's Donuts Bakery/Coffee 414 S Main St, Lakeport Lakeport (707) 533-7400   Yes Open
Savings Bank of Mendocino County Bank

290 South Main Street

Lakeport

707-263-7102

www.savingsbank.com

  Limited Operations
Gaslight Grill Restaurant 135 N Main St Lakeport (707) 263-1404   Yes Open
The Yard Restaurant 350 N Main S Lakeport (707) 900-5151 www.theyardlakeport.com Yes Call first / Installing generator 10/09/2019
Stonefire Pizza Restaurant
383 Lakeport Blvd
Lakeport
(707) 900-5025
lakeport.stonefirepizzaca.com Yes Normal Operations Expected
Pogo's Pizza Restaurant   Kelseyville (707) 279-1350     Open
Campos Casuals Clothing 344 N. Main St Lakeport (707) 263-1261     Open
Flowers by Jackie Florist 1859 N High St Lakeport (707) 263-3326   No Business as usual
Mendo Mill Hardware 2465 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-8400 www.mendomill.com Yes Open - able to do credit card transactions
Pet Country Pet Supplies 1170 N Main St Lakeport (707) 263-7387     Business as usual - No fish or reptile sales
A-1 Check Cashing   369 Lakeport Blvd Lakeport (707) 263-7124     check cashing & pay day advances only (no money orders, WU)
AAMCO Total Car Care 861 Bevins St Lakeport (707) 413-3429   No Will assist in emergencies - no auto lift
Lake County Welder's Supply Dry Ice 727 Bevins St Lakeport (707) 263-0788   Yes Dry Ice available 10/10/2019 / 10/8-sold out of Dry Ice
Napa Auto Auto Parts 2440 S Main S Lakeport (707) 263-6187   Yes Cash/CC/Deliveries Open 7am-6pm
O'Reilly Auto Parts Auto Parts 2011 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-9633   No Cash Only
Davis Tire Tire Service 2101 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-0277   Yes Business as usual
Lakeport Tire & Auto Tire/Auto Service 1901 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-5422   Yes Business as usual
Transmission Exchange Auto Repair 1665 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-8152   Yes Limited - no CC
Precision Wireless Truck Accessories 791 Bevins St Lakeport (707) 262-5815     Limited hours 9am-3pm
DFM Car Stereo   2579 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-3393   Yes Business as usual
Aqua Products Pool & Spa 1565 S Main St Lakeport (707) 263-6052   No Open till 5 pm
Lake County Electric Supply   65 Soda Bay Rd Lakeport (707) 263-7002   Yes Business as usual
               
Bicoastal Media Radio Stations (AM 1270 & 1400, FM 96.5, 98.3, 99.5, 103.3, and 106) Emergency Alert System Radio Stations/ Designated Radio Emergency Alert System   Lakeport   www.bicoastal.media   May not broadcast live; streaming via Internet may be available
Konocti Computers Computer Services/device charging   Lakeport       Open - offering device charging stations
Konocti Vista Casino Casino/Hotel/Restaurant 2755 Mission Rancheria Rd Lakeport       Open
Lake County Broadband Solutions Internet   Lakeport 707-262-7077 lcbs.co Limited Battery backup and limited generator backup for network; planned backup for entire network (router and antenna in home/business will need power not provided by LCBS)
O'Meara Bros. Brewing Company Restaurant 901 Bevins St Lakeport 707-262-1234 https://www.omearabros.com/ Yes Open
Sanchez Small Engine Repair Maint. Services/ generator sales 764-B Bevins St. Lakeport 707-510-7292     Open
US Postal Service Mail/ Package Delivery   Lakeport       Will send/receive mail, but no retail service

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Knowledge is power! Learning about the Public Safety Power Shutoff program and creating a Personal Safety Plan will help you be prepared! 
 

We have a fantastic 3-minute video that highlights the PSPS program and answers a lot of the questions that PG&E receives during community meetings/presentations – here is the link that will cover the following:

  • What is a PSPS – from A-Z?
  • What are the factors that trigger a PSPS?
  • What we can do to prepare for a potential PSPS?
  • How will you notify our neighborhoods if a PSPS is called?
Here is a link to the Public Safety Power Shut-off Statewide Fact Sheet
 
How can people in our Community receive notifications of a PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff if they are not a PG&E Customer?

People can now receive those notifications by zip code, by calling 1-877-900-0743 to enroll. Anyone may sign up to receive notifications directly from PF&E about a Public Safety power Shutoff (PSPS). For more information on this please check out their webpage "Zip Code Alerts - for Non-Account Users"


PLEASE NOTE:
 If you are a PG&E account holder and want to receive shutoff alerts specific to YOUR service address, sign in to your account or call 1-866-743-6589 to update your contact information, instead of using this service.

Be Prepared for Extended Power
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs – Will you have water & sewer services?

While preparing for the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs) (PSPS), many have asked if they will have municipal water service when the power grid is shut down. The answer is YES: the City of Lakeport's water system will remain operational as we will utilize diesel-powered generators to maintain water supply and distribution.

We will ask customers to minimize water use as much as possible during a PSPS. This will allow the water system to maintain storage levels for continued water service and provide fire suppression capabilities if needed.

Reducing water use will also minimize the load on the sewer lift stations throughout the City and help avoid sewer spills. The City of Lakeport sewer system includes 8 lift stations that will also rely on diesel-powered generators during PSPS events.

The power outages will be inconvenient to most and place a real hardship on others. Advance thought and preparation will make the situation much more bearable.

Please contact the Lakeport Public Works Department if you have any questions or concerns about the provision of water and sewer services in Lakeport.

TIPS
Extended power outages associated with PSPS events may impact the whole community.  Take an inventory now of the items you need that rely on electricity.

There is information available for Small Businesses as well!

Plan for batteries and other alternatives to meet your needs when the power goes out.

Talk to your medical provider about a power outage plan for medical devices powered by electricity and refrigerated medicines. Find out how long medication can be stored at higher temperatures and get specific guidance for any medications that are critical for life.

Sign up for local alerts and warning systems. Monitor local weather reports.

Keep mobile phones and other electric equipment charged and gas tanks full.

Store at least one Emergency Contact under the name "In Case of Emergency" or "ICE" for all cell phones and devices. This will help someone identify your emergency contact if needed. Enter household and emergency contact information into all household members' phones or devices. 

Create a Group list on all mobile phones and devices of the people you would need to communicate with if there was an emergency or disaster. Ensure that they know how to text if they have a mobile phone or device.

Review your supplies that are available in case of no power. Have flashlights with extra batteries for every household member. Have enough nonperishable food and water.

Install Carbon Monoxide detectors with battery backup in central locations on every level of your home.

Use a thermometer in the refrigerator and freezer so that you can know the temperature when the power is restored.

Be Prepared for a Wildfire

If you are under a Wildfire Warning - get to safety right away!

Sign up for Lakeport's emergency notification system.

Know your community's evacuation routes and find several ways to leave the area. Drive the evacuation routes and find shelter locations. Have a plan for pets and livestock.

Keep important documents in a fireproof safe. Create password-protected digital copies.

Gather emergency supplies, including N95 respirator masks that filter out particles in the air you breathe. Keep in mind each person's specific needs, including medication. Remember the needs of pets.

Create a fire-resistant zone that is free of leaves, debris, or flammable materials for at least 30 feet from your home.

Review insurance coverage to make sure it is enough to replace your property.

Find an outdoor water source with a hose that can reach any area for your property.

Be Prepared for Extreme Heat

Extreme heat often results in the highest annual number of deaths among all weather-related disasters.
Find places in your Community where you can go to get cool.

Try to keep your home cool:
Cover window with drapes or shades.
Weather-strip doors and windows.
Use window reflectors such as aluminum foil-covered cardboard to reflect heat back outside.
Add insulation to keep the heat out.
Use a powered attic ventilator, or attic fan, to regulate the heat level of a building's attic by clearing hot air.
Install window air conditioners and insulate around them.

Learn to recognize the signs of heat illness.

For more Information:

Public Safety Power Shutoff - The Power of Being Prepared:
Consumer Guide: Tips for Communication during an Emergency
FEMA: Be Prepared Materials
ADA - Emergency Power Planning for people who use electricity and battery-dependent assistive technology and medical devices:
PG&E - Emergency Supply Kit Checklist
PG&E - Electric Generator Safety:
LakeCoAlerts - Sheriff's Office Mass Notification system Signup Page:
CDC - Heat Tips:
PG&E Wildfire Safety:
CALFIRE - Wildfire Preparedness 
CPUC's Wildfire safety efforts:
California Governor's Office of Emergency Services Website:
US Department of Homeland Security Disaster Preparedness Information:
California Fire Safe Council Website:
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Website:
American Red Cross - How to Prepare for Emergencies Information: