10/16, 3:30PM: Power Restored to City Customers, Red Flag Warning Extended

Posted on October 16, 2020


PG&E has restored power to customers in Sonoma city limits affected by the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event and expects to restore power to all affected Sonoma County customers by 10:00 PM tonight (10/16) – weather and safety permitting. Please refer to PG&E’s PSPS Updates page for the most current outage map and power restoration information.

CITY OPERATIONS

City offices have not been impacted by the PSPS and are open by appointment, regular hours.

City of Sonoma Water Facilities – PG&E has re-energized the affected area and the tanks and pumps no longer require generator power to function. Generators will remain staged and ready until dry weather and heat subside. Thank you for your efforts to conserve!

Power has been restored to the Sonoma Police Department.

The Sonoma Valley Fire District has staffed up a Type 3 engine, water tender, and a task force leader to join a county Task Force and has increased staffing in Sonoma Valley to four-person engine companies for the critical fire weather.

PG&E COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTERS (CRC)

PG&E has opened two CRCs in Sonoma Valley. The CRCs are scheduled to be open until power is restored to all Sonoma County customers. All Community Resource Centers follow state and county guidelines to fight COVID-19. Please visit their website for more information. The two CRC locations in Sonoma Valley are:

  • First Congregational Church of Sonoma (Outdoors Only), 252 West Spain Street, Sonoma. Snacks & water, ADA-accessible restroom & washing station, WiFi, device charging and small medical device charging available.
  • Hanna Boys Center Large Conference Room (Indoor), 17000 Arnold Dr., Sonoma. Snacks & water, ADA-accessible restroom & washing station, WiFi, device charging, small medical device charging, air conditioning, ice and seating available.

WEATHER

The National Weather Service has extended a Red Flag Warning for the North Bay Mountains and Valleys through 6:00 PM on today (10/16) and for the North Bay Mountains through 8:00 AM Saturday (10/17). A Heat Advisory for North Bay Interior Valleys and North Bay Mountains is in effect through 9:00 PM tonight (10/16).

The City has information for Sonoma residents and businesses to help prepare for a potential power shutoff on our Extended Power Outage webpage (http://www.sonomacity.org/extended-power-outages/) as part of the City’s Emergency Preparedness information where you can find more resources and information about PG&E’s PSPS program and ways you can better prepare for extended power outages.

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