Public Safety Power Shutoff 10-23-2019

Last Updated: 10-23-19

2:30 PM: (UPDATE)

The power was shutoff at the OVA Admin Offices at approximately 2:15 PM.

The Central Activity Center is now available as a power and water station, with a generator provided by PG&E.

Tomorrow, Thursday October 24 the Central Activity Center and Berger Center will open at 7 AM and close at 9 PM, as power & water stations.
The Berger will remain closed until tomorrow morning.
The East and West Rec Centers will remain closed until further notice.

The East and West Rec Centers have been closed, and will remain closed until further notice.

12:00 PM: (UPDATE)

The Central Activity Center will remain open tonight,
Wednesday October 23, until 9 PM.

On Thursday, October 24 the Central Activity Center
will open at 7 AM and close at 9 PM.

The Berger will only be utilized if absolutely needed due to the additional draw it would put on the generator being provided by PG&E.

Generators at the Central Activity Center have begun setup as of 12:15 PM today, Wednesday October 23.

The East and West Rec Centers will be closed when the power shuts off.

The OVA Admin Office will be open, but will not have power, internet, or phone service available, and may need to close due to a lack of HVAC system control during the outage.

10:30 AM: (Initial Update)

It has been confirmed that a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) will occur in the Oakmont area, possibly as early as 12 PM today, Wednesday October 23. PG&E has provided Oakmont Village with a generator that will be stationed at the Central Recreation Complex.

The generator will bring power to the Central Activity Center and/or Berger Auditorium buildings, which will then be available as power stations for Oakmont residents. Power stations may not be available until Thursday morning, depending on how long generators take to setup.
The East and West Rec Centers will be closed.

Please familiarize yourself with the following resources to help prepare for the threat of wildfires and the subsequent power outages:

PSPS.SS.PGE.COM

Visit this link to see if your service may be impacted by the Public Safety Power Shutoff event.


PGE.com/PSPS

For public safety, it may be necessary for us to turn off electricity when gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, are forecasted. This is called a “Public Safety Power Shutoff” or “PSPS.”
While customers in high fire-threat areas are more likely to be affected, any of PG&E’s more than 5 million electric customers could have their power shut off. This is because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions.


PGE.com/Weather

If weather forecasts indicate gusty winds and dry conditions, combined with a heightened fire risk, it may be necessary for us to turn off the electricity serving that area. This is called a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS).


Santa Rosa City Evacuation Routes and Information

When disaster strikes, residents may be asked to evacuate their homes. Depending on the emergency, the safest route out of your neighborhood may not be the typical route you would take. It’s important to know all of the ways out of your neighborhood and take actions now to be be better prepared in the event you have to leave your home. Use the evacuation tools and resources on this site to help your family better prepare for evacuation.  


AlertWildfire.org

ALERTWildfire is a consortium of three universities — The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), University of California San Diego (UCSD), and the University of Oregon (UO) — providing access to state-of-the-art Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) fire cameras and associated tools to help firefighters and first responders: (1) discover/locate/confirm fire ignition, (2) quickly scale fire resources up or down appropriately, (3) monitor fire behavior through containment, (4) during firestorms, help evacuations through enhanced situational awareness, and (5) ensure contained fires are monitored appropriately through their demise.