For Immediate ReleaseNovember 19, 2019
Although residents may not lose electricity, it’s best to stay prepared
San Rafael, CA – PG&E has notified the Marin County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) that Marin was removed from the list of counties expected to lose power during the proposed Public Safety Power Shutoff on Wednesday, November 20.
The notification came at about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, November 19, about 27 hours before a PSPS was expected to affect 23,345 metered locations in Marin.
Although Marin is unlikely to be affected by the planned outages, officials will continue to monitor the situation and update residents. Power outage projections are fluid and subject to change with little to no notice. OES staff said there is no guarantee Marin will remain off the list.
Marin residents should still prepare for future outages because the county remains threatened by future shutoffs as long as critical wildfire conditions exist. In fact, a Red Flag Warning – meaning critical fire conditions – was issued Tuesday for the North Bay mountains, including communities above 1,000 feet elevation in Marin. The warning is in effect from 4 a.m. Wednesday until 7 a.m. Thursday because of predicted strong winds in combination with low humidity and moisture levels.
Follow Marin County Sheriff on Twitter (@MarinSheriff) or the County of Marin (@MarinGov) on Nextdoor, Twitter and Facebook to stay informed. Join the thousands of people who have signed up to receive emergency alerts via call, text, email or smartphone application from the County of Marin. Sign up for PG&E alerts at www.pge.com/pspszipcodealerts to receive notification when a PSPS has been confirmed for your area.
Laine HendricksPublic Information OfficerCounty Administrator's Office
3501 Civic Center DriveSuite #325San Rafael, CA 94903(415) 473-7496Email: Laine HendricksCounty Administrator website