MENDOCINO Co., 7/7/19 — Most people know by now that Pacific Gas & Electric plans to do precautionary power-outages this summer, shutting down power to large areas during the most dangerous fire weather. They’ve stated that these outages could last anywhere from a few hours to five days. If you would like to learn more or ask questions, know that PG&E will be giving two presentations on the subject, here in Mendocino — the first a general presentation to the Mendocino County Board of Supervisors, at their regularly scheduled meeting on July 9, and the second at an open house in Willits on July 18.
If you’d like some tips and lists of resources on how to prepare for the outages check out this article, where we’ve put together bunch of information — including a video of the entire presentation given by PG&E to the Ukiah City Council in June.
PG&E will implement these precautionary outages when adverse weather conditions make it likely that fires will start and growing rapidly; such where there are high temps, high winds and low humidity.
The presentation to the supervisors will take place on Tuesday, July 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the county’s offices at 501 Low Gap Road in Ukiah. This meeting will be live-streamed on the county’s YouTube page, so if you can’t make it, you can still watch from home. The wildfire prevention community meeting will take place July 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Willits Community Center on East Commercial Street in Willits. A webinar of the video will also be made available.