So far, only 20% of the homes have been completed in the light of many delays caused by lack of contractors and other factors.
This pays for customers rents and living expenses while their homes are completed
Sonoma County weathered its first full day of power outage with drivers bearing the brunt of it.
PG&E equipment may have ignited ten wildfires that broke out in 2019. The utility identified those fires in court filings stemming from the federal criminal case surrounding the 2010 San Bruno pipeline explosion. On Wednesday, the company filed its latest response detailing four of the ten wildfires.
Survivors of the North Bay firestorm in 2017 say Wednesday's Red Flag threat and widespread power shutdown add another layer to their trauma.
Power officials released a statement early Wednesday citing forecast winds of 60-70 mph at higher elevations from Wednesday morning until Thursday morning for the start of the shut downs.
The two year remembrance of the deadly Tubbs fires that destroyed thousands of homes is being heavily overshadowed by the very real possibility of a Public Safety Power Shutoff to prevent another such conflagration.
Chris Godley, Sonoma County's Department of Emergency Management director, told the board he is "99 percent sure it is going to happen tonight."
The prospect of a massive midweek power shutdown has public agencies across the Bay Area scrambling.
In Sonoma County, hardest hit by wildfires, a community meeting, just concluded, signified the ongoing transition from outright emergency to the recovery phase. With some roads still closed and some neighborhoods still off limits, officials answer many questions county residents put forward.