KPFZ Emergency Mode
Lakeport will not be affected, so we will be on-air (and streaming) during our normal broadcast day, 5 am to 2 am the next day. Shows will be hosted by the usual programmers, but we will provide frequent updates and take phone calls.
In the event that we LOSE power at the studio, we will be running on a (borrowed) generator for a limited schedule from 10 am to 6 pm with breaks for re-fuelling as needed. Designated programmers will come into the station : others should not.
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff, November 20, 2019
According to online reports and PG&E's outage map many areas have already been shut off.
(Clearlake, Lower Lake, Hidden Valley, Middletown and Cobb).
Most customers should be restored by sunset Thursday although some may take longer.
PG&E plans to open community resource centers at the following locations between 8 am and 8 pm:
– Clearlake Senior Community Center, 3245 Bowers Ave., Clearlake; (8 am - 5 pm)
– Konocti Vista Casino, 2755 Mission Rancheria Road, Lakeport;
– Twin Pine Casino & Hotel, 22223 Highway 29, Middletown;
– Robinson Rancheria Resort and Casino, 1545 State Highway 20, Nice.
– Red Hills Property, 7130 Red Hills Road, Kelseyville.
(They offer restrooms, device charging, bottled water and information. During the last shutoff some of the centers provided WiFi service).
Links : PGE Main Page PGE Outage Map PGE Predicted Outage Map
Fire Risk and Information
At present there are no major fires affecting Lake County. However, we are in a Red Flag Warning status : The National Weather Service (NWS) has upgraded Fire Weather Watches to Red Flag Warnings for many areas across central and northern California from 4 AM Wednesday until 7 AM Thursday due to the critical fire conditions and potential for rapidly spreading fires.
Lake County OES reports : Fire Chief Sapeta from Lake County Fire Protection District has informed us that Lake County has been approved for pre-positioned fire-based resources during the November 20th Red Flag Warning event. The additional fire personnel will be staged in Clearlake.