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Sonoma County Fire District
Tuesday October 8th, 2019 :: 02:57 p.m. PDT


Red Flag Warning & PG&E Power Shutdown to begin tonight.

PG&E will begin shutting off power to a significant portion of Sonoma County at around midnight tonight unless conditions change. PG&E anticipates that restoration of power may begin on Thursday, October 10th at noon. After restoration begins, it could take up to 5 days to completely restore power to all impacted customers across Northern California. Based on forecasted winds, PG&E is expecting significant damage to their system which can delay restoration times. Visit to enter your address in their searchable map to determine whether or not your impacted. We are aware that there have been difficulties with their website due to the high volume of use.

Affected communiites within the Sonoma County Fire District include Town of Windsor, Larkfield, Mark West, Riebli Valley, Porter Creek, Mountain, Middle Rincon, Bennett Valley and Fulton.
A Red Flag Warning will be in effect for most of Sonoma County from Wednesday (10/9) at 5 a.m. to Thursday at 5 p.m. for very strong and dry winds with low humidity creating critical fire danger.
A Wind Advisory will be in effect for the upper elevations of Sonoma County (over 1000 ft) from Wednesday (10/9) a 6 a.m. to Thursday (10/10) at 3 p.m.  Outages are likely to occur unrelated to the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).

The Sonoma County Fire District has extra staffing in place that includes additional staffed fire engines and chief officers at all of our fire stations.  Firefitghters will be patrolling the communities that we serve. More than 20 extra fire engines will be staffed across Sonoma County.
For up-to-date information call 2-1-1.  Call 911 only to report life threatening emergencies.
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Multiple intersections are expected to be without power.  Public Safety officials urge drivers to reduce speeds, drive with caution and treat all insections without power as a 4-way stop.


Ensure that you and your family are prepared for a power outage that may last several days.

Sonoma County Fire District
8200 Old Redwood Hwy
Windsor, CA 95492

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