Power Shutoff Expected to Hit Humboldt Areas


PG&E announced today that plans for a Public Safety Power Shutoff are going forward due to a forecasted high wind event coupled with low humidity.

An estimated 187 Humboldt customers in the Bridgeville, Blocksburg and Alderpoint areas are expected to be affected beginning around 4 p.m. tomorrow and lasting through until 10 p.m. Friday.

More than 50,000 customers in 24 counties are slated to lose power.

The Eureka office of the National Weather Service has issued a red flag warning that goes into effect at 11 p.m. and lasts until Friday at 11 a.m.

According to PG&E spokesperson Deanna Contreras, a Customer Resource Center will operate at the Bridgeville Community Center from noon to 10 p.m. Thursday and 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday at 38717 Kneeland Road.

Those impacted can also contact Food for People to have their groceries replaced during a PSPS outage and three days following power being restored. For more information, click here and, about halfway down the page, find a dropdown menu labeled “Find your local food bank.”

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