We have been notified that PG&E has added Humboldt County to the list of Pre-Storm Power Shutdown regions. It has been confirmed that power in Humboldt County could be shut down as early as midnight tonight. Although the exact locations of the power outages have yet to be confirmed by PG&E, we encourage all Arcata residents to be prepared.
While weather conditions in Humboldt County do not constitute the severe fire weather hazard that is triggering public safety power shutoffs throughout California, we could lose power to the entire county if transmission lines coming into Humboldt along Hwy 299 and Hwy 36 are de-energized.
The power could remain off for up to 5 days. This 5-day period is designed for PG&E to fully access their system if conditions such as high winds cause debris to affect transmission line conditions.
We are in the process of preparing for the potential shutdown and will continue to communicate with the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services for updates.
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