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2019-Nov-20: PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

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2019-Nov-20: PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)

Update: 2019-Nov-19 16:01

At 16:01 today, we got word that Santa Clara County has been removed from the scope of this PSPS event.

Iniitial Info: 2019-Nov-19 1130

PG&E has listed the potential for another Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) affecting Santa Clara County on Wednesday, 11/20, and Thursday, 11/21.

Potential: The PG&E Forecast web page currently lists it as a "PSPS Watch". Per their web page, a "PSPS Watch" means: The company Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated for a reasonable chance of executing PSPSĀ for public safety in a given geographic zone due to a combination of adverse weather and dry fuel conditions. A PSPS watch is typically only issued within 72 hours before the anticipated start of an event.

Scope: The current scope is expected to impact approximately 701 customers in Santa Clara County, mostly along the Santa Clara County / Santa Cruz County line. Note that the PG&E web page still lists an earlier prediction of approximately 2,978 customers to be impacted in the following cities: Cupertino, Gilroy, La Honda, Los Gatos, Redwood Estates, Saratoga, Watsonville.

Timeframe: Due to the very fluid weather forecast, a specific timeframe has not been not given, other than the two days show on the above forecast.

Key Information:

As always, the weather can change, causing both the time and location of cutoffs to change. Stay tuned to local news, and use PG&E's web site:

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