Bay Area Power Outage Updates: Windblasts ease, wildfire threat remains

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San Francisco KGO reviews – energy has been restored to 156,000 purchasers affected by the most recent Public Safety Power Shutoffs of PG&E. At its peak, in 36 counties throughout California State, 345,000 electrical energy shoppers had been obstructed.

County-by-county breakdown of what number of Bay Area prospects misplaced electrical energy:

  • Alameda County: 16, 329 purchasers, 795 Medical Baseline prospects
  • Contra Costa County: 17, 966 purchasers, 883 Medical Baseline prospects
  • Lake County: 21, 621 purchasers, 1, 572 Medical Baseline prospects
  • Marin County: 13, 809 purchasers, 443 Medical Baseline prospects
  • Napa County: 11, 026 purchasers, 393 Medical Baseline prospects
  • San Mateo County: 3, 671 purchasers, 93 Medical Baseline prospects
  • Santa Clara County: 4, 182 purchasers, 205 Medical Baseline prospects
  • Solano County: 1, 597 purchasers, 96 Medical Baseline prospects
  • Sonoma County: 23, 464 purchasers, 1,164 Medical Baseline prospects

Here’s the most recent report about windstorm within the Bay Area:

October 27, 2020

Kenwood, Montgomery School Districts Closed, 7:30 am.

The Kenwood, Montgomery School districts in Sonoma County are closed at this second as PG&E applied Public Safety Power Shutoffs.

PG&E launching helicopters to examine the realm, 6:40 am.

PG&E has taken its motion by launching helicopters to examine energy strains affected by the most recent spherical of Public Safety Power Shutoffs. The group is aiming for full restoration by tonight.

Red Flag Warnings remains in impact, 5:25 am.

It is reported earlier that the Red Flag Warning will stay efficient till 5 pm for the Diablo Range, East Bay Hills, and North Bay Mountains.

October 26, 2020

Electricity Restored to 156, 000 Customers, 10:15 pm.

PG&E reported that the ability is restored to greater than 156, 000 purchasers of the roughly 345, 000 shoppers being affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoffs by 10 pm Monday. Utility staff who’re working with the ability strains mentioned that “All remaining customers approximately 189,000 will gain its current back on late Tuesday evening.”

PG&E officers maintain a briefing on Public Safety Power Shutoffs, 6 pm.

PG&E officers apprehended a gathering to provide the most recent updates on the ability cutoff impacting tens of 1000’s of electrical energy shoppers within the Bay Area. As of 6:00 pm, 95, 000 prospects have been restored, however there are nonetheless 250, 000 with out electrical energy. Officials say 28 p.c of purchasers have been capable of get again their energy and the proportion is predicted to extend within the subsequent few hours.

Scott Strenfel (PG&E Meteorologist) says that they’re projecting one other wind occasion on Tuesday evening. However, that wind shall be much less disastrous than the evening earlier than. North Bay hills in Mt. St. Helena, Santa Cruz Mountains, and a small portion within the East Bay ought to count on excessive winds.

Further restoration for present remains to be foreseen on Tuesday because the officers say.

If you miss the briefing, Rewatch the dwell stream!

Power cutoff prolonged in Lafayette 4:30 pm.

The Lafayette Police Department supplied an replace that the ability outage will proceed by means of Tuesday. As town reported that, “Portions of Lafayette will remain without current overnight until PG&E will conduct their investigation of power lines.” Due to the continuation of sturdy winds, PG&E hasn’t but capable of ship helicopters for additional inspections.

Bad climate continues because the East Bay trails drive to stay closed, 4:20 pm.

The East Bay Municipal Utility District supplied their updates concerning Lafayette and San Pablo Reservoir Recreation and East Bay parks stay closed due to the climate, October 27. Grounds and trails will re-open on Wednesday, October 28.

Several Oakland colleges are closed due to an influence outage, 11:00 am.

Oakland Unified School district supplied their updates of the next colleges that are closed on Monday because of the applied energy outage by PG&E. The listing of faculties are the next:

  1. Burckhalter Elementary School
  2. Grass Valley ES
  3. Howard ES & Roses in Concrete (Connected constitution)
  4. Montclair ES
  5. King Estates Property – which incorporates Rudsdale Continuation and Sojourner Truth, constitution BayTech
  6. Skyline High School

Kirkwood recorded 140 mph gusting, 10:35 am

Windblasts on the prime of Kirkwood Mountain Resort have been gusting to 140 mph this morning, reported by Mike Nicco – Meteorologist.

Red Flag Warning prolonged in some parts of the Bay Area, 10:00 am.

As of in the present day 5 pm, the Red Flag Warning has been prolonged on the coast and decrease elevations. The warning ought to proceed in impact till 5 pm Tuesday for the Diablo vary, East Bay hills, and North Bay Mountains.

Oakland Zoo closed due to the ability minimize off at 7:45 am.

The Oakland Zoo supplied their replace by tweeting that the park shall be closed all Monday on account of an influence outage. It can also be doable that the Zoo shall be closed on Tuesday.

Wind Advisory for Bay Area expires at 11 am, 7:00 am.

The Bay Area has been essentially the most harmful place for fireplace circumstances that started this Monday morning. Thankfully, decrease elevations count on one final burst of probably excessive winds for a couple of hours after dawn. However, the Wind Advisory for all expires at 11 am.

Middletown recorded 89 mph windblasts, 5:00 am.

Middletown recorded sturdy wind gusts 89 mph, extraordinarily low humidity, dry vegetation, and extreme drought, inflicting an influence outage to 361, 000 electrical energy shoppers in 36 counties. PG&E says almost 106, 000 purchasers within the Bay Area have been affected.

October 25, 2020

Residents with the upper threat areas to contemplate evacuation, 8:30 pm.

At least 2 East Bay jurisdictions recommended that folks within the highest threat areas take into account evacuating voluntarily forward of the sturdy winds which have induced Red Flag Warning close to the Bay space.

Thomas Lake

Resident tech nerd for the SF Times.