What You Need To Know About PSPS Plans For Eureka

The City of Eureka has received notification that the County of Humboldt will be part of PG&E’s
Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS). The two main power transmission lines coming into
Humboldt County along Hwy 299 and Hwy 36 will be de-energized to protect areas along the
route that are subject to high fire risk due to predicted wind weather events.
The shutdown will begin at Midnight 12AM tonight, October 8th and is scheduled to last until 12
noon on Thursday, October 10th. Re-energization of the lines could take additional time and
residents should be prepared for the outage to last until Friday the 11th

. At this time, the City of
Eureka is activating it Emergency Operations Center and working with Humboldt County Office
of Emergency Services.
Due to loss of power, the City of Eureka operations will be impacted significantly. Public Safety
and Public Works crews will be staffing up to handle operations as needed. During power
shutdowns, residents are advised to the following:
• City Hall, Eureka Police, and Humboldt Bay Fire Offices will be open regular hours
• Water will still flow to homes however sewer lift stations will be impacted and crews
will rotate pumping utilizing mobile generators and other equipment
• Non-working traffic signals are four way stops. Motorist must stop and proceed once it
is safe to continue.
• Only call 9-1-1 with in the event of a true emergency
• Non emergency calls can be directed to the following numbers:
o Eureka Police Business Line 441-4060
o Humboldt Bay Fire 441-4000
o Eureka Public Works 441-4203
o Eureka Administration 441-4144