10/27, 3:00 PM – PSPS/Wind Advisory/Red Flag Update

Posted on October 27, 2019


10/27, 3:00 PM – The National Weather Service issued a Red Flag Warning for Sonoma County in effect from 8:00 PM Saturday, October, 26th to 11:00 AM, Monday, October 28th due to dangerously strong winds. Extreme fire conditions are in effect with strong north to northeast winds and low humidity through much of Sunday, Oct. 27. Conditions can result in erratic behavior for the Kincade fire. Any new fires have the potential to spread rapidly.

Due to these conditions, PG&E proactively shut off power to parts of the City of Sonoma (City) and Sonoma Valley beginning at 5:00 PM on Saturday, October 26th and is expected to remain off in affected areas through Monday, October 28th. The City of Sonoma has been minimally impacted by the power shutoff. For updates, view PG&E’s restoration map or call PG&E at 800-743-5002.

PG&E is currently monitoring a weather event projected to arrive Tuesday, October 29th through Wednesday, October 30th. Sonoma County is currently under a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) “Elevated” warning status for this developing weather event. Read more about this potential event on PG&E’s website.

UPDATES FROM THE CITY OF SONOMA

  • The Wind Advisory continues through Monday at 11:00 AM.
  • PG&E has not announced a timeline for power restoration.
  • The Charging Center at the Sonoma Veterans Building at 126 1st St W will be closed tomorrow Monday, October 28th. The Charging Center is open until 6:00 PM today, Sunday, October 28th. PG&E’s Community Resource Center at Hanna Boys Center is open until 8:00 PM.
  • Sonoma Valley Unified School District has announced that all schools will be closed Monday, October 28th.
  • Sonoma Overnight Support will be closed Monday, October 28th.
  • THE PLAZA PARK REMAINS CLOSED due to down limbs and debris. The City Hall driveway will also be closed on Sunday, and the Sonoma County transit bus stop will relocate from the driveway to Napa Street directly in front of City Hall (near the bell). The Visitors Center and Carnegie Building restrooms will remain open and accessible from 1st St East. All streets surrounding the Plaza remain open.
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