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PG&E predicts strong storms to come, warns of power outages

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Deputy News Editors

DECEMBER 22, 2021

Meteorologists are expecting a series of storms to afflict parts of Northern and Central California in the coming week — including the city of Berkeley.

These storms will bring the possibility of power outages throughout the region, according to a PG&E press release. PG&E will confirm the availability of crew resources to prepare for the upcoming weather conditions. 

“A series of moderately strong storm systems that began to arrive in northern areas Tuesday will produce strong winds, steady rainfall, low elevation snow,” the press release states. 

According to the press release, winter storms can bring about windy conditions, forcing trees and other debris to fall into power lines. PG&E’s meteorology team has developed a Storm Outage Prediction Model to anticipate areas that will be most affected. Using this model, PG&E will be preparing crew and equipment to facilitate a “rapid response.”

Kelly Suth is a deputy news editor. Contact her at [email protected], and follow her on Twitter at @kellyannesuth.
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DECEMBER 22, 2021


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