Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) plans to proactively shut off power when extreme fire danger conditions are present. These events are known as Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS). Areas that have been determined Elevated or Extreme Risk Areas for Wildfire are more likely to be subject to a PSPS. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has published maps and information on their Fire Safety Rulemaking process.
Because of the interconnectedness of the State's electrical grid, even those who do not live in designated Elevated or Extreme risk areas may lose power for an extended period.
It is critical that Lake County residents Sign up for Emergency Alerts, and Prepare Now.