As a preventative measure, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) has announced that dry wind weather patterns have prompted a Public Safety Power Shutdown (PSPS) in some areas of Napa County beginning in the early morning hours of Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019. There are no active wildfires or smoke affecting Napa County.
It is expected that some Napa Valley businesses, including hotels, wineries, restaurants and attractions may be impacted, though many have back-up generators and are still welcoming guests.
Visitors planning a trip to Napa Valley are encouraged to confirm their reservations directly. They may also view the PG&E outage map for currently affected areas.
In preparation of the possibility of a power shutdown, some Napa Valley hotels have placed “power outage kits” in guestrooms, which include items such as a battery powered lantern; glowsticks; and flameless candles. Solage Resort in Calistoga, part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, has also included a deck of playing cards in their power outage kits, as well as a card explaining that should a power outage occur, it is to “preserve and protect this beautiful region.”
“Our primary concern is always the safety and well-being of both our residents and visitors,” states Linsey Gallagher, president and CEO for Visit Napa Valley. “Visit Napa Valley is working with Napa County officials who continue to monitor the situation and work with PG&E.”
To view areas that may be impacted in Napa County, please visit: http://arcg.is/buyD0
For more information on PG&E and public safety power shutoffs, and to monitor the situation visit: https://www.pge.com/en_US/safety/emergency-preparedness/natural-disaster/wildfires/public-safety-power-shutoff-faq.page.