PG&E may shut off power during hot, dry, and windy weather as a way to reduce the likelihood of a destructive wildfire.
Petaluma is considered a Tier 3 — or low-risk — wildfire fire area. However, we share transmission lines with areas that are at high risk. As a result, a power shutoff could happen in Petaluma even if there is not a big fire threat in the immediate area.
PG&E anticipates giving the public a 24- to 48-hour notice prior to a planned shutoff. The shutoff itself could last anywhere from five hours to five days. The tips below will help you prepare now so that you can spend that time wisely if and when a power shutoff is called.