Public Safety Power Shutoffs

Be Ready, Clearlake!

Pacific Gas and Electric Company has announced their intent to monitor local fire danger and extreme weather conditions in Lake County and Clearlake and evaluate whether to turn off electrical power. The decision and action to turn off power is made by PG&E and is based on a combination of factors. Factors include, but are not limited to: high winds, low humidity, dry vegetation, fire threat, on-the-ground observations and public safety risk. 

This information is taken directly from PG&E and local emergency responders and is subject to change. For the most current conditions, visit and sign up for alerts directly from PG&E here: PG&E Alert Signup Page . You can also subscribe to our Nixle alert system here: Nixle Registration. People can also receive notifications by zip code, by calling 1-877-900-0743 to enroll. 

The California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (GO-Biz) and California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) have announced options for small businesses looking for ongoing assistance to access capital, expand revenues or improve operations, including businesses affected by the recent Public Safety Power Shutoff event. 

Interested businessowners can find information regarding these resources through a variety of sources, including GO-Biz’s website at and the California Small Business Development Center at  More information can also be found in the PDF document below.

State Resources for Businesses Impacted by PSPS

Available Programs that Provide Backup Power and Lessen the Impact of a Public Safety Power Shutoff

Links to Additional Preparedness Resources: - California’s one-stop resource for information related to the PSPS events and wildfires - PG&E’s resource for wildfire safety and outage information - Disaster preparedness information from the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security - CAL FIRE’s wildfire preparedness website - Office of Energy Infrastructure Wildfire Concerns - California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services website California Fire Safe Council website - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration website

The Portable Battery Program - Support for Income-Qualified Medical Baseline Customers in High Fire-Threat District Areas

California Foundation for Independent Living Centers - Support for Communities with Medical Needs