Starting at Midnight tonight, Oct 9, 12 a.m., PG&E has confirmed a power shut down for the Santa Rosa area. PG&E expects to start turning power back on starting on Thursday afternoon, but it could take up to five days for some people to have power again.
All Oakmont facilities and the office will be closed when the power is out. That includes the gym and the pools. All pass keys to buildings and the pools will not operate. Additionally, the phones will not be operable at the OVA offices during power outages. Once power is restored, it may take a day or more to re-stabilize the pools.
The Santa Rosa Fire Department has issued the following information:
Based on forecasted winds, PG&E is expecting significant damage to their system which can delay restoration times. Visit pge.com/pspsupdates to enter your address in their searchable map to determine whether or not your impacted.
We are aware that there have been difficulties with their website due to the high volume of use.
A Red Flag Warning will be in effect for ALL of Santa Rosa and includes a majority of Sonoma County from Wednesday (10/9) at 5 a.m. to Thursday at 5 p.m.
A Wind Advisory will be in effect for the upper elevations of Sonoma County (over 1000 ft) from Wednesday (10/9) a 6 a.m. to Thursday (10/10) at 3 p.m. Outages are likely to occur unrelated to the Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).
Santa Rosa Fire Department has extra staffing in place that includes four additional staffed engines and chief officers. The City’s Emergency Operation Center has also been activated.
For up-to-date information visit srcity.org/emergency or call 2-1-1.
PG&E will open a Community Resource Center for impacted residents in Sonoma County at the Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building located at 1351 Maple Ave, Santa Rosa. The Community Resource Center will open Wednesday, October 9, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. and will open daily until power is restored.
It is advisable to park your car outside of your garage if you are unable to open your garage door during a power outage.
Safeway (at the St. Francis Center, 100 Calistoga Rd.) is scheduled to be open during the outage. Safeway’s number: (707) 539-1711