Power company PG&E announced Tuesday that power will be shut off for 800,000 customers in the San Francisco Bay Area and throughout Northern California beginning at Midnight Wednesday morning, according to the San Francisco Chronicle
PG&E says they made the decision due to “unprecedented fire risk” stemming from very high winds, low humidity and dry brush.
The utility company says power could stay out for several days, and last “five days or longer” in some areas.
The latest affected areas in the Bay Area include
- 32,613 customers in Alameda County
- 40,219 customers in Contra Costa County
- 66,289 customers in Sonoma County
- 32,124 customers in Napa County
- 14,766 customers in San Mateo County
- 38,123 customers in Santa Clara County
- 32,862 customers in Solano County
- 9,855 customers in Marin County
Hundreds of thousands of customers in other Bay Area counties are also affected.