FINAL UPDATE for 10/9 PSPS EVENT
Final Review Confirms 116 Incidents of Damage and Hazard Locations
San Francisco, Calif. — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today released photos of wind-related damage and hazards that were found during inspections following the October 9 Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). The company is making photos available on its website at www.pge.com/octoberpsps.
The 116 incidents of damage or hazards were spread widely across PG&E’s service territory. Wind gusts exceeded 50 mph in 15 counties throughout PG&E’s service territory, and damage or hazards were found throughout impacted areas. It is possible that these damages and hazards represented potential sources of wildfire ignition.
|PSPS Damage Hazards Snapshot|
|Event||# Incidences||Wind Gusts||# Counties Impacted|
|10/9 PSPS||116||50+ mph||15|
The top four wind gusts by county recorded for the October 9 PSPS were:
- 77 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Sonoma County on Oct. 10 at 4:05 a.m.
- 75 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Contra Costa County on Oct. 10 at 3:20 a.m.
- 61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tehama County on Oct. 10 at 6:27 a.m.
- 61 MPH: Top wind gust recorded in Tulare County on Oct. 9 at 3:10 p.m.