October 25, 2019, 9:00 p.m.
POTENTIAL POWER SHUTOFF IN SONOMA COUNTY SATURDAY (10/26) THROUGH MONDAY (10/28)
PG&E announced another likely power shutoff in Sonoma County on Saturday (10/26), Sunday (10/27), and Monday (10/28). Current maps indicate that Petaluma’s west side will be most affected. Residents and businesses can visit PG&E’s website to determine if they will be impacted by the power shut off by looking up their addresses. Even if you are not shown to be impacted by the planned power shutoff, we urge you to stay alert and prepare as the anticipated weather may damage infrastructure and lead to expanded power interruptions.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Fire Weather Red Flag Warning and a high wind watch in effect from 8pm on Saturday to 11am on Monday. This event is anticipated to reach historic levels. Winds are expected to reach 70 to 80 mile per hour in the mountain areas with winds at 40 to 50 miles per hour in the valley areas.
LOCAL COOLING / CLEAN AIR / CHARGING CENTER
The Petaluma Community Center will be open for fresh air and cooling through 8pm this evening and from 8am to 8pm Saturday and Sunday.
City of Petaluma staff are monitoring the situation and preparing city facilities and infrastructure for potential power shutoffs and upcoming fire weather.
For up-to-date emergency information, tips for using generators, driving during a power shutoff, and other important safety and health information, visit the Sonoma County Emergency Website or review this fact sheet. For support and information via phone dial 2-1-1.