With strong winds pushing through Northern California Tuesday and unconfirmed reports of sparking power poles in Lake County, PG&E may activate a Lakeport emergency operations “storm room” but does not plan to shut off power in the county. PG&E spokesperson Deanna Contreras said Tuesday that no public safety power shutoffs were planned in Lake County, because such action is only taken by the utility “when there is a wildfire threat, and due to the recent rains…it is not needed.”
But PG&E is upping its local on-hand staff and adding more resources to its yards, she said. “The safety of our customers…is our top priority, so that’s why we like to look ahead prior to these storms” and “activate local emergency centers,” among other things, she said.
Emergency operations centers, Contreras said, had been activated in Eureka and Ukiah.