PG&E to turn off power sometime after midnight due to high winds

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced Monday it may shut off power this week in almost 30 northern California counties in response to strong and dry winds posing a fire threat. High winds are forecast in the region from late Tuesday through Thursday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.

"This has the potential to be the strongest offshore wind event of the year", the weather service said. Get the full story in the video above.

PG&E said Monday the blackout would include parts of seven of nine San Francisco Bay Area counties. PG&E officials said they will not turn the power back on until all its equipment is inspected and repaired after the storm has passed. "It could take several days to fully restore power after the weather passes and safety inspections are completed".

It is very possible that customers may be affected by a power shutoff even though they are not experiencing extreme weather conditions in their specific location. That process can not begin until the severe weather event has subsided.

Strong and gusty offshore winds are expected with the strongest winds from Wednesday night through early Thursday. PG&E has previously said it's "probable" that its equipment started the 2018 Camp Fire - California's deadliest and most destructive blaze - when a power line touched nearby trees.

"This is shaping up to be one of the most severe dry wind events we've seen in our territory in recent years", Michael Lewis, senior vice president of PG&E Electric Operations, said in a statement.

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PG&E plans to post alerts on its website, on social media, and send out emails, texts, and automated calls.

Talk with your doctor and plan for, medications that need refrigeration, mobility needs, and medical devices that require power.

Update your contact information at pge.com/mywildfirealerts or by calling 1-866-743-6589.

· Identify backup charging methods for phones and keep hard copies of emergency numbers.

· Continue to monitor PG&E's new weather forecasting web page at pge.com/weather which is a dedicated page with weather forecasting information and a daily 7-day PSPS lookahead.

Stock up on flashlights, fresh batteries, first aid supplies. Never run a portable generator in the garage or in the rain, and never store generator fuel in the house.

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