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PG&E to shut down power to nearly 361k customers throughout California

Posted at 1:26 PM, Oct 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-25 16:26:36-04

PG&E announced Sunday it will carry out a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) to approximately 361,000 customers in 36 counties and 17 tribal communities throughout California.

In a press release from PG&E, officials said they are calling for a PSPS due to offshore winds and dry humidity levels that pose a high risk of wildfires.

While Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties are not part of the PSPS, PG&E said the counties and tribal communities that can expect their power to be shut off can be found here.

To assist customers who lose power Sunday, PG&E said it is opening more than 100 Community Resource Centers (CRCs) across the state that will provide ADA-accessible restrooms, hand-washing stations, medical-equipment charging, WiFi, bottled water, grab-and-go bags and non-perishable snacks.

To locate the nearest CRC to you, click here.

Officials said power shutoffs will continue through late Monday evening.