PSPS- Public Safety Power Shutoff
psps event forcasted for 1/18/2021
PG&E has notified us of a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) event currently forecasted to affect areas of Mariposa County. Our Sheriff OES team has been working with our PGE Liaisons to monitor and prepare for the event. The potentially affected area: Jerseydale, Lushmeadows parts of Darrah rd, Hwy 49 between Woodland and Worman Rd., Ponderosa Basin, Fish Camp, Wawona. Pleas use the address checker below for more specific details.
ADDRESS CHECKER- To see if your address is in the potentially affected area please visit-https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/
PG&E has indicated they will begin the shut off process at 7am Monday 1/18/2021and they anticipate power to be fully restored by 8pm on Wednesday 1/20/2021. Actual shutoff and restoration times may change depending on weather and equipment conditions. For more specific details please visit https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/
Customer Resources Centers will be set up in the following locations:
- New Life Christian Fellowship, 5089 Cole Road, Mariposa, CA 95338 will be an inside center open from 0800-2130 hours
- Yosemite High School, 50200 High School Road, Oakhurst, CA 93644 will be an outside center from 1500-2130 hours
- Both locations will be requesting each person check in to create a list of participants in case there ends up being a need for Covid -19 contact tracing. This practice will be a change from past CRC protocols for use of the centers.
PG&E and other energy companies have created the Public Safety Power Shutoff or PSPS as a way to reduce the risk of wild fires. This means they will turn off power in certain areas during times of extreme fire danger.
A Power Shutoff could occur anytime. PG&E has put in place a system to inform and alert customers as soon as they have determined that a PSPS needs to occur. A PSPS could last as little as a few hours to as long as days.
Mariposa County is working hard to make sure our systems and staff are prepared for a Power Shutoff. We ask that you do the same for yourself, your family, your business, and your neighborhood. Our Departments and Office of Emergency Services staff are preparing for a potential power shutoff. We are evaluating where we might be vulnerable as county government offices, infrastructure, and community members. And we’re identifying populations and partners that may need additional education and assistance in the event of an extended power shutoff event.
Don’t wait for a power shutoff to happen. Get prepared NOW. Help your neighbors and friends–particularly those with medical needs that require electricity–get prepared, too.
For more information on When, What, Why & How to prepare please visit- Prepare to Power Down
Click the links below for online and printed resources with information about the Public Safety Power Shutoff program and emergency preparedness in general.
PG&E Contact Information- Make sure PG&E has your most updated contact information so you can be notified of a planed outage in your area. Please visit PG&E or call 1-800-743-5000
Non-Account Holder Information- For renters or those that do not have a PG&E account in their name and want to recieve messages from PG&E regarding PSPS please visit PG&E Non-Account Holders
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