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.