PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff Update and Local Emergency Declaration
The County of Mendocino is currently monitoring the restoration progress for the October 29 Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event in Mendocino County. This event is very dynamic, and the County is dependent on PG&E to provide accurate, updated information that can be shared with the public.
On October 30, 2019, at 6:00 AM, PG&E announced that areas within the scope of the PSPS event for Mendocino County are “all clear” of the weather event and PG&E staff began assessment of the lines followed by restoration of power to the lines.Portions of Mendocino County including the communities of Gualala, Ukiah, Redwood Valley, Potter Valley, Willits and Laytonville were restored the afternoon of October 30. Restoration will continue into tomorrow, Thursday, October 31, due to restoration efforts only occurring during daytime hours.
The extended power outages countywide continues to severely impact the County resulting in a declaration of a local emergency at 4:30 pm by Mendocino County Chief Executive Officer/Office of Emergency Services Director, Carmel J. Angelo. The local declaration will assist Mendocino County in bringing additional resources to help our community recover from the outages.
For more information, please contact the Executive Office at 707-234-6030. For updated County information on the public safety power shut off, please visit www.mendocinocounty.org/psps or follow the County on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/mendocinocounty and twitter https://twitter.com/countymendocino. Residents can submit complaints related to the PG&E PSPS event to the County at (707) 234-6300.