SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- PG&E says power has been restored to the North Bay on Thursday following a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) that impacted 172,000 customers in 22 California counties.
When you consider that each PG&E customer represents about three people on average, that means more than 500,000 Californians were without power.
The map below shows where PG&E customers continue to experience outages. As you can see, the majority of Bay Area residents have had their power restored.
PG&E says the PSPS is due to dangerous fire conditions. The utility shuts off power amid high winds in an attempt to avoid sparking more wildfires.
About 23,000 customers in Sonoma, Napa, and Lake Counties lost their electricity this week for about 48 hours.
Here's a list of counties that were affected, according to PG&E:
- Alpine County: 572 customers, including 6 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
- Amador County: 5,319 customers, including 380 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
- Butte County: 12,934 customers, including 1,079 medical baseline customers, in Butte Meadows, Chico, Oroville, Paradise and unincorporated areas
- Calaveras County: 13,387 customers, including 590 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
- El Dorado County: 24,388 customers, including 1,534 medical baseline customers, in Greenwood, Kelsey, Placerville and unincorporated areas
- Humboldt County: 4,207 customers, including 165 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
- Kern County: 638 customers, including 32 medical baseline customers, in Bakersfield and unincorporated areas
- Lake County: 24 customers
- Lassen County: 994 customers
- Mariposa County: 9 customers
- Napa County: 5,018 customers, including 173 medical baseline customers, in Calistoga, Saint Helena and unincorporated areas
- Nevada County: 23,305 customers, including 1,225 medical baseline customers, in Grass Valley, Nevada City and unincorporated areas
- Placer County: 4,627 customers, including 299 medical baseline customers, in Loomis and unincorporated areas
- Plumas: 4,105 customers, including 188 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
- Shasta County: 4,864 customers, including 347 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
- Sierra County: 1,098 customers, including 20 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated area
- Siskiyou County: 56 customers, including 0 medical baseline customers, unincorporated areas
- Sonoma County: 17,686 customers, including 1,120 medical baseline customers, in Santa Rosa and unincorporated areas
- Tehama County: 1,224 customers, including 55 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
- Trinity County: 1,413 customers, including 73 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
- Tuolumne County: 29,886 customers, including 2,112 medical baseline customers, in Groveland, Sonora, Tuolumne and unincorporated areas
- Yuba County: 2,395 customers, including 183 medical baseline customers, in unincorporated areas
Customers can also look up their address online to find out if their location is being monitored for a potential safety shutoff here.
While conditions were concerning, PG&E says they aren't expected to be as bad as the conditions during the 2017 Tubbs Fire. "This event doesn't have quite as much as we call it upper level support, we don't anticipate it being as strong."
"Seems like a here we go again kind of thing for me," says Pauline Overbay. Pauline and her husband Zac where one of the fortunate families in 2017. Their home made it but of the others in their neighborhood burned. Fast forward to this week. Zac and others have cleared their brush to protect their home. "You learn to be prepared after '17, everybody learned don't take it lightly," says Zac Overbay.
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