UPDATE: Humboldt County to lose power at 5 p.m. on Saturday

UPDATE 12:30 P.M.: According to the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services, the PG&E power shutoff is now expected to begin at 5 p.m. tonight.

They advise to not wait to get what you need. It’s being reported that gas stations, ATMs and grocery stores are already running low on certain supplies.

Important updates regarding community resources, safety, charging stations and more can be found on their Facebook page @HumboldtCountyOES.

According to PG&E, times may change (earlier or later) dependent on weather.

Courtesy of PG&E

Humboldt County is expected to lose power at 7 p.m. on Saturday, according to PG&E. 

“Given the forecast and the historical nature, we are preparing for what it’s likely going to be a widespread safety power shutoff throughout our service territory, to combat the risk of a catastrophic wildfire,” Sumeet Singh said, the Vice President of the Community Wildfire Safety Program, during a press conference earlier this evening.

“We have not made the final determination yet to move forward… We will have that decision at 8 a.m. tomorrow, Saturday,” Singh said. 

The power shutoffs could impact 850,000 customers throughout 36 counties. 

PG&E said times are subject to change. Customers should prepare for an outage that can last up to 48 hours or longer. 

Image courtesy of PG&E

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