PSPS update: Arcata, most of Humboldt gets to stay lit

According to the City of Arcata and Humboldt County, PG&E is now saying that "most" Humboldt communities won't be affected by tonight's Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). Says the city:

City of Arcata announcement

Posted on: October 24, 2019Humboldt County PG&E Public Safety Power Outage Update

5:45 PM, UPDATE: PG&E has confirmed that most of Humboldt County is now out of scope for the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) scheduled for today, Tuesday, October 29. As of now, PG&E expects power to remain energized in the City of Arcata. 

There are still communities in Humboldt County who have not been restored from the previous PSPS event, and PG&E hopes to re-energize power for those without power tonight.

Arcata residents are encouraged to continue to be prepared for future power outages. We will continue to communicate with the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services for updates regarding future PSPS activity.

Please note that this information is subject to change at any time. Members of the community should be prepared for a PSPS event in the case the information provided by PG&E changes.

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County: Humboldt off the hook for now

PG&E power outage Tuesday evening UPDATE

According to PG&E representatives, “Due to diminished weather conditions, Humboldt County is now beneath the wind threshold for a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).” The information we are receiving from PG&E is that Humboldt County is no longer in scope and will remain with power throughout the evening. Continue to be prepared for future outages and follow updates from the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services (OES).

There are still communities in Humboldt who have not been restored from the previous PSPS. PG&E advises they hope to re-energize tonight.

At this time the National Weather Service does not foresee any weather patterns that would result in a PSPS event in the near future.







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