Sonoma County Coordinating Plan with PG&E For Power Shutoff During Periods of Fire Weather

Photo Courtesy of David Tran.

Sonoma County is ready to roll out a plan to coordinate with PG&E when the utility cuts power during fire weather. The plan in part calls for emergency managers to initiate a countywide conference call with city and local agencies to discuss weather and send alerts to residents in ares under red flag warnings. PG&E announced this year it would proactively cut power when high winds, low humidity and warm temperatures create fire conditions. Meanwhile, the California Public Utilities Commission is holding a meeting on the potential impacts of PG&E proactively cutting power December 14th at the Santa Rosa Vets Building.