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As Wave of Storms Continues, PG&E Crews Work Through Severe Weather to Restore Power to Northern and Central California

PG&E Has Restored Power to More Than 2 Million Customers Since the Start of This Weather Event on Dec. 30

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) continues its historic storm response effort, battling weather conditions and widespread damage to restore power to customers in Northern and Central California.

Since the start of this historic string of storms on Dec. 30, PG&E has restored power to over 2 million customers. As of 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, approximately 108,000 customers remain without power. More than half of those outages are currently in the South Bay and Central Coast regions, which have been particularly hard hit by rain, wind, soil saturation and widespread flooding.

An intense wind and rain event came on shore early Tuesday morning along the Central Coast, leading to significant flooding, fallen trees, mud slides, road closures, and other hazardous conditions. In some cases, these conditions are delaying crews from assessing the causes of outages and restoring power. Crews continue to work very closely with local government and emergency management agencies to address emergency situations. As conditions permit, they will be working safely and as quickly as possible to continue assessing damage and dispatching crews for repairs and power restoration.

This is the single largest winter storm response in PG&E's history, with more than 6,500 PG&E personnel, contractor and mutual aid partners from across North America working to restore power to customers in communities across California.

Keeping Customers Informed
Customers can view real-time outage information at PG&E's online outage center and search by a specific address, by city or by county. This site has been updated to include support in 16 languages.

PG&E has also begun publishing county-specific outage information throughout the day and is posting regular updates on its storm response at www.pgecurrents.com.

Additionally, customers can sign up for outage notifications by text, email, or phone. PG&E will let customers know the cause of an outage, when crews are on their way, the estimated restoration time and when power has been restored.

PG&E is coordinating with its community-based partners to offer support to customers in need. PG&E partners with the California Foundation for Independent Living Centers to offer support for older adults and people with disabilities through the Disability Disaster Access and Resources Program. As well, as the California Network of 2-1-1 who can connect customers to resources in their local communities.

Storm Safety Tips

Other tips can be found at: Safety and Preparedness, Storm Safety, and Safety Action Center.

About PG&E
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is a combined natural gas and electric utility serving more than 16 million people across 70,000 square miles in Northern and Central California. For more information, visit www.pge.com/ and http://www.pge.com/about/newsroom/. For additional storm-related resources, please visit www.pge.com/mediaresources.

SOURCE Pacific Gas and Electric Company

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