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The Bay Area cities where PG&E will shut off power this week

More than a half a million people face the possibility of days without electricity

Darkened lamposts in a parking lot as the sun sets. Photo by Shutterstock

Update: According to KTVU, as of 5:30 a.m. today Marin County had 10,202 customers without power, Napa County 32,780, Lake County 38,524, Mendocino 6,168, Solano County 31,632, and Sonoma County 67,289.

An estimated 500,000 people are currently without power.


PG&E confirmed that it will proceed with power shutoffs in portions of 34 counties in California due to wildfire risks, which will affect service for nearly 800,000 customers.

The utility company plans to turn off power in areas early Wednesday, shortly after midnight. The power will be shut off to communities in several stages, depending on wind conditions and beginning with counties in the northern part of the state.

PG&E has been notifying affected customers via automated calls, texts, and emails.

The potentially affected area includes virtually the entire Bay Area, except for San Francisco.

According to the utility company’s count, the outages, which could start as early as Wednesday morning, may affect up to 600,000 people in the state, nearly half of them in the Bay Area.

PG&E has several online tools for customers to check to see if their address is in an area affected by possible outages. (Note: The PG&E site has crashed due to the high volume of people seeking info about shutoffs.)

Here’s a comprehensive of a list of potentially affected communities based on a possible outage map published by NBC Bay Area:

  • Albany
  • American Canyon
  • Angwin
  • Annapolis
  • Antioch
  • Berkeley
  • Bodega Bay
  • Boyes
  • Calistoga
  • Canyon
  • Cazadero
  • Cloverdale,
  • Concord
  • Cotati
  • Coyote
  • Cupertino
  • Deer Park
  • Dixon
  • El Cerrito
  • El Granada
  • El Sobrante
  • El Verano
  • Emerald Hills
  • Fairfield
  • Fulton
  • Geyserville
  • Gilroy
  • Glen Ellen
  • Guerneville
  • Half Moon Bay
  • Healdsburg
  • Hot Springs
  • Kensington
  • Kenwood
  • La Honda
  • Lafayette
  • Lake Berryessa
  • Larkfield
  • Loma Mar
  • Los Altos
  • Los Altos Hills
  • Los Gatos
  • Martinez
  • Menlo Park
  • Milpitas
  • Montara
  • Moraga
  • Morgan Hill
  • Moss Beach
  • Mount Hamilton
  • Napa
  • Oakville
  • Orinda
  • Pacifica
  • Palo Alto
  • Penngrove
  • Pescadero
  • Petaluma
  • Pinole
  • Pittsburg
  • Pleasant Hill
  • Pope Valley
  • Portola Valley
  • Princeton
  • San Jose
  • Redwood City
  • Redwood Estates
  • Richmond
  • Rodeo
  • Rohnert Park
  • Rutherford
  • Saint Helena
  • San Gregorio
  • San Mateo
  • San Pablo
  • San Ramon
  • Santa Rosa
  • Saratoga
  • Sonoma
  • Stewarts Point
  • Suisun City
  • Sunnyvale
  • Vacaville
  • Vallejo
  • Walnut Creek
  • Windsor
  • Woodside
  • Yountville

A Red Flag Warning remains in effect throughout most of Northern California starting Wednesday, when possible outages could begin. It’s also uncertain if PG&E will resort to blackout measure to mitigate fire risks.

Curbed SF will continue to update as the situation develops.