October 20, 2019

Power Shutoff Update: 10:40 a.m. Oct. 9

PG&E has initiated its Public Safety Power Shutoff protocol, which has impacted the Cement Hill Water Treatment Plant that supplies Suisun City. The plant is fully operational on backup generator power. Because the duration of the power outage is uncertain, residents are encouraged to conserve water to ensure consistent adequate supplies for an extended period.

Due to an anticipated Fire Weather Watch for Wednesday, October 9, and Thursday October 10, PG&E is implementing its Public Safety Power Shutoff protocol for Solano County and 34 other northern California counties.

PG&E will notify potentially impacted customers by phone, text, and email. Depending upon the extent of any shutoff, restoration may be up to five days in some areas.

The strongest winds are expected Wednesday and Thursday until about noon.

For more information, please see the PG&E wildfire website at: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/wildfire-safety.page

Signup for power outage text alerts from PG&E by texting “enroll” to 97633. 

PG&E has established a Public Safety Power Shutoff protocol effective during periods of high wildfire risk to reduce the risk of fire starting due to company equipment. It is possible that high drying winds several counties away could result in local power disruptions.

PG&E is working directly with CAL FIRE, Cal OES, and other state and local agencies to help prepare for these potential safety events.  

Solano County Information

The Solano County Office of Emergency Services has provided the following link to a map of areas that may be effected by the power outage at http://arcg.is/v04f5.

PG&E will operate Community Resource Centers for impacted Solano County residents at Mission Church at 6391 Leisure Town Road in Vacaville, and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom at 1001 Fairgrounds Drive in Vallejo from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, October 9. These locations offer restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned seating.

Solano County Library locations not impacted by loss of power will also be available for electronic device charging during operating hours. Closed locations will be listed on the Solano County website as we become aware.

For emergency preparedness information including preparing for a public safety power shutoff, visit: https://www.solanocounty.com

For more information on PG&E and public safety power shutoffs, and to monitor the situation visit: https://www.pge.com

Prepare Now

As summer temperatures rise and the risk of wildfire across Northern California increases, residents should prepare for the possibility of future power shutoffs by:

  • Update contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or call 1-866-743-6589. PG&E will use this information to alert customers through automated calls, texts and emails.
  • Plan for medical needs like medications that require refrigeration of 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

More Information

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