All of Humboldt County will likely lose power in the upcoming Public Safety Power Shutoff. | Graphic Illustration by Deija Zavala
All of Humboldt County will likely lose power in the upcoming Public Safety Power Shutoff. | Graphic Illustration by Deija Zavala

Humboldt County Won’t Lose Power on Tuesday

While areas of Humboldt have power again, some customers may not have their power restored before the third Public Safety Power Shutoff.

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Some areas of Humboldt County still don’t have power, however power will potentially be restored by tonight

UPDATE 10/29/19 5:25 p.m. : According to the Humboldt County Office of Emergency Services alerts, “PG&E has advised that Humboldt County is no longer in teh scope for a Public Safety Power Shutoff tonight and power will remain on.”

They also said at this time the National Weather Service does not see more weather patterns that would cause another PSPS event in the near future.

UPDATE 10/29/19 4:24 p.m. : PG&E has now stated Humboldt County will be affected by a third power outage on Oct. 29 at 7 p.m. rather than the previously reported 9 p.m.

UPDATE 10/2/19 10:00 p.m. : According to a PG&E press release Humboldt county is expected to lose power on Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. This is the most current information as of Oct. 28 at 10 p.m.

Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced in a press release they will shut power off for a third PSPS event scheduled for Oct. 29.

The utility said the next weather event responsible for the third PSPS may begin Tuesday at 6 a.m. According to the Humboldt Office of Emergency Services, power will likely be turned off before that time, although the exact time of the shutoff remains unclear.

The third PSPS event is expected to last until the afternoon of Wednesday, Oct. 30.

Power was restored at Humboldt State University mid-morning Monday, but the campus remains closed through the duration of Tuesday. There is no update for Wednesday classes as of 5:20 p.m.

PG&E has reported it could take up to 48 hours to assess the damage from the Oct. 26 PSPS, but said it is attempting to restore power to customers before the next shutoff. According to the utility company, it is possible not all customers will have their power restored before it goes off again.

Amidst the shutoff, the Student Recreation Center is open temporarily till midnight. HSU is inviting students, staff, faculty and their families to eat for free at the J until campus reopens. Parking permits are not required during the shutdown.

This story is ongoing and timing is subject to change due to changing weather patterns.

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