PGE Wildfire Safety Information
When gusty winds and dry conditions occur, combined with a heightened fire risk, PG&E may need to turn off power for public safety. Follow this link to find your specific addresses and other general areas that may be impacted by a possible power shutoff once PG&E has announced a PSPS.
CALL PG&E at 1-866-743-6589 to get updates on
outages and estimated restoration times.
CLICK HERE to visit PSPS event information map developed by our GIS Team. This map shows current outages, planned outages and road closures within Tuolumne County.
KEY FOR PG&E 7-DAY PSPS POTENTIAL
Not Expected – Conditions that generally warrant a PSPS event are not expected at this time.
Elevated – An upcoming event (a period of gusty winds, dry conditions, heightened risk) is being monitored for an increased potential of a PSPS event.
PSPS Watch – The company Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated for a reasonable chance of executing PSPS for public safety in a given geographic zone due to a combination of adverse weather and dry fuel conditions. A PSPS watch is typically only issued within 72 hours before the anticipated start of an event.
PSPS Warning – The company Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated and customers in areas being considered for PSPS have been or are being notified. This level indicates execution of PSPS is probable given the latest forecast of weather and fuels and/or observed conditions. PSPS is typically executed in smaller and more targeted areas than the PG&E Geographic Zones. This level does not guarantee a PSPS execution as conditions and forecasts may change.
“Elevated” is our second of four levels of readiness. For the past two months we have been at the lowest level, “Not Expected.” If the weather forecasts warrant it, we will move from “Elevated” to “PSPS Watch” and then to “PSPS Warning.” As always, weather forecasts and conditions can change quickly.
Thank you for always being vigilant and prepared for potential emergency conditions.
Please reference the map below or click here to visit the PG&E website for more information about current outages estimated throughout the state.
In response to last year’s wildfires and this year’s wildfire threat, PG&E is expanding and accelerating its vegetation and safety work in extreme fire-threat areas across Tuolumne County.
To maximize the safety of residents, PG&E is:
- Establishing safety clearances of 12 feet or more between trees, limbs and power lines
- Addressing overhanging branches or limbs which have the potential to come into contact with power lines
- Trimming or remove hazardous, dead or dying trees to better protect customers and reduce the threat of wildfire
- Removing wood debris and conducting work at no direct cost to customers