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PG&E PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUTOFF INFORMATION FOR THE CITY OF SANTA ROSA


Updated: 10/11/2019 @ 7 PM

LATEST SITUATIONAL UPDATE: Power RESTORED within City of Santa Rosa (10/11/2019 @ 6:50 PM)


Power has been restored within the City of Santa Rosa following PG&E’s Public Safety Power Shutoff. If for some reason your power is not yet back on, please call PG&E’s 24-hour power outage information center at (800) 743-5002 or visit the PG&E outage map and look up your address for an update here: http://critweb-outage.pgealerts.com  

Read the latest fact sheet for more information about this PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff event:

  • Joint Information Fact Sheet - English / Espanol (last updated October 11 at 1:30 p.m.)
  • City Frequently Asked Questions - English / Espanol
  • Tips and Resources for Residents - English / Espanol
  • Check individual addresses on PG&E’s interactive outage map and status tool.
    (Note: This is PG&E's new website published on Oct. 9 at 11 p.m. and specific to this PSPS event.)
  • Alternatively, visit this GIS map to find more information specific to Sonoma County.

Please review emergency preparedness information at the following links:


Weather Conditions:


Per, the National Weather Service a Red Flag Warning is in effect for the North Bay Mountains and North Bay Interior Valleys, which includes all of Santa Rosa and a majority of Sonoma County, from 5am Wednesday (10/9) to 5pm. Thursday (10/10).


Community Resource Center:


PG&E will open a Community Resource Center for impacted residents in Sonoma County at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building located at 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. The Community Resource Center will open Wednesday, October 9, from 8am to 6pm and will open daily until power is restored. Restrooms, bottled water, electronic-device charging and air-conditioned seating for up to 100 will be available.

City Services Impacts During the PSPS:


  • CityBus: The PSPS may cause traffic delays, Santa Rosa CityBus will continue to operate in areas that include the power shutoff. 
  • Garbage: Recology is currently set to run as scheduled. 
  • Water: Santa Rosa residents will continue to receive an uninterrupted water supply from the City of Santa Rosa through the City's use of back-up power generators in the event of an outage impacting water service facilities. The City of Santa Rosa Water Department requests that residents conserve water indoors and outdoors, this includes using water efficiently, eliminating outdoor watering, and remembering to turn off irrigation systems. 

School Closure Information


Media Releases:
View previous emergency alerts (SoCo Alerts/ Wireless Emergency Alerts) issued in Sonoma County.

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    *FIRST RED FLAG WARNING OF THE SEASON* 
    (ISSUED FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SONOMA COUNTY)
    Per the US National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California, the Red Flag Warning will be in effect tonight (Friday 6/7) through Sunday (6/9) afternoon for the North Bay Hills.
    A wind event will begin tonight across the North Bay hills with wind gusts from 40 to 50 mph over the highest peaks. Temperatures on Saturday will warm into the 90s followed by another round of winds Saturday night along with little or no humidity recovery creating critical fire weather conditions. Although fuels are not at critical levels a weather event of this magnitude will allow fire to carry through finer fuels such as grass. Winds will ease on Sunday but temperatures will soar into the 90s to near 100 degrees with continued light offshore winds.
    * AFFECTED AREA...The North Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph. Strongest winds early Saturday morning and then again Saturday 
    night. Local gusts to 60 mph possible.
    * HUMIDITY...Initially moderate 40-50% Friday night but lowering 12-22% Saturday with little or no humidity recovery Saturday night. Values to 10% by Sunday afternoon.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...is located along the hills of eastern Napa county and around Mt Saint Helena.
    * IMPACTS...any grass fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

    *FIRST RED FLAG WARNING OF THE SEASON* 
    (ISSUED FOR HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF SONOMA COUNTY)
    Per the US National Weather Service San Francisco Bay Area/Monterey California, the Red Flag Warning will be in effect tonight (Friday 6/7) through Sunday (6/9) afternoon for the North Bay Hills.
    A wind event will begin tonight across the North Bay hills with wind gusts from 40 to 50 mph over the highest peaks. Temperatures on Saturday will warm into the 90s followed by another round of winds Saturday night along with little or no humidity recovery creating critical fire weather conditions. Although fuels are not at critical levels a weather event of this magnitude will allow fire to carry through finer fuels such as grass. Winds will ease on Sunday but temperatures will soar into the 90s to near 100 degrees with continued light offshore winds.
    * AFFECTED AREA...The North Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 50 mph. Strongest winds early Saturday morning and then again Saturday 
    night. Local gusts to 60 mph possible.
    * HUMIDITY...Initially moderate 40-50% Friday night but lowering 12-22% Saturday with little or no humidity recovery Saturday night. Values to 10% by Sunday afternoon.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...is located along the hills of eastern Napa county and around Mt Saint Helena.
    * IMPACTS...any grass fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

    There are no active emergency updates at this time.
    *FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY (10/8) NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY (10/10) AFTERNOON FOR FOR STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY*
    The NWS has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North and East Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Locally higher gusts are likely across higher ridges and peaks.
    * HUMIDITY...Daytime minimum relative humidity in the teens and as low as the single digits by Thursday. Very poor overnight humidity recoveries...only to 20 to 30 percent Wednesday night.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...All portions of the North and East Bay Hills will likely experience critical fire weather conditions. Areas of greatest concern may be refined as the event draws closer. The time period of greatest concern is late Wednesday through early Thursday.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
    Visit the following links to help prepare: 
    srcity.org/emergency 
    srcity.org/knowyouralerts
    srcity.org/knowyourwaysout

    *FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY (10/8) NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY (10/10) AFTERNOON FOR FOR STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY*
    The NWS has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North and East Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Locally higher gusts are likely across higher ridges and peaks.
    * HUMIDITY...Daytime minimum relative humidity in the teens and as low as the single digits by Thursday. Very poor overnight humidity recoveries...only to 20 to 30 percent Wednesday night.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...All portions of the North and East Bay Hills will likely experience critical fire weather conditions. Areas of greatest concern may be refined as the event draws closer. The time period of greatest concern is late Wednesday through early Thursday.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
    Visit the following links to help prepare: 
    srcity.org/emergency 
    srcity.org/knowyouralerts
    srcity.org/knowyourwaysout

    There are no active emergency updates at this time.
    *FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY (10/8) NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY (10/10) AFTERNOON FOR FOR STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY*
    The NWS has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North and East Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Locally higher gusts are likely across higher ridges and peaks.
    * HUMIDITY...Daytime minimum relative humidity in the teens and as low as the single digits by Thursday. Very poor overnight humidity recoveries...only to 20 to 30 percent Wednesday night.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...All portions of the North and East Bay Hills will likely experience critical fire weather conditions. Areas of greatest concern may be refined as the event draws closer. The time period of greatest concern is late Wednesday through early Thursday.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
    Visit the following links to help prepare: 
    srcity.org/emergency 
    srcity.org/knowyouralerts
    srcity.org/knowyourwaysout

    *FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM LATE TUESDAY (10/8) NIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY (10/10) AFTERNOON FOR FOR STRONG AND GUSTY OFFSHORE WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY*
    The NWS has issued a Fire Weather Watch for the North and East Bay Hills above 1000 feet.
    * WIND...North to northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts of 35 to 45 mph. Locally higher gusts are likely across higher ridges and peaks.
    * HUMIDITY...Daytime minimum relative humidity in the teens and as low as the single digits by Thursday. Very poor overnight humidity recoveries...only to 20 to 30 percent Wednesday night.
    * HIGHEST THREAT...All portions of the North and East Bay Hills will likely experience critical fire weather conditions. Areas of greatest concern may be refined as the event draws closer. The time period of greatest concern is late Wednesday through early Thursday.
    * IMPACTS...Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.
    PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...
    A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible Red Flag Warnings.
    Visit the following links to help prepare: 
    srcity.org/emergency 
    srcity.org/knowyouralerts
    srcity.org/knowyourwaysout


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    Important Information in the Event of an Emergency

    1. Sheltering
    2. Transportation
    3. Hospitals
    4. Fire Stations
    5. Local Resources
    6. Non-Emergency Numbers
    7. Evacuation
    Sheltering is appropriate when conditions require that you seek protection in your home, place of employment or other location when disaster strikes. Sheltering outside the hazard area could include staying with friends and relatives, seeking commercial lodging or staying in a mass care facility operated by disaster relief groups.

    Sheltering in Place
    Choosing to take shelter where are is necessary in many emergencies.

    American Red Cross
    During an emergency, the American Red Cross may work with the City of Santa Rosa and County of Sonoma to establish and operate designated mass care shelters. 

    Even though mass care shelters often provide water, food, medicine and basic sanitary facilities, you should plan to take your disaster supplies kit with you so you will have the supplies you require. Mass care sheltering can involve living with many people in a confined space, which can be difficult and unpleasant. To avoid conflicts in the stressful situation, it is important to cooperate with shelter managers and others assisting them. Keep in mind that alcoholic beverages and weapons are forbidden in emergency shelters and smoking is restricted.

    The City of Santa Rosa with American Red Cross and other agencies has identified City Community Centers, High Schools, Middle Schools and other facilities to help address sheltering needs for our community and for special, access and functional needs individuals and groups. During and/or after an emergency, information on those facilities will be provided through public press release releases.

    Non-Emergency Assistance Information
    2-1-1 Sonoma connects residents with non-emergency health, human, and disaster resources. Dial 2-1-1 for information during an emergency.