The public is invited to attend a Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors meeting to learn about the PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) program.
PG&E will attend the Board hearing on Tuesday, August 27th in Santa Maria to present the program to the public and answer questions.
This comes after Southern California Edison utility company and PG&E recently developed plans to shut down power during critical fire weather in order to reduce the risk of wildfires.
The PSPS could result in multi-day power outages in many areas during periods of excessively hot, dry or windy weather.
The Santa Barbara County Office of Emergency Management is urging residents to be prepared to withstand a loss of power for 3 to 7 days.
The Santa Maria Board hearing will take place at 511 E. Lakeside Parkway at about 10 a.m.
Customers can also watch the meeting remotely on Channel 20 or online on the Santa Barbara County Youtube channel.