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Update: Gusty 80 MPH Winds Whip Through North Bay Mountains; PG&E Outages Underway Across Bay Area- Wind gusts of a hurricane force 80 mph whipped through the hills above wine country Sunday night as a rolling power outage darkened thousands of homes in San Francisco Bay Area communities in the hopes of preventing a major outbreak of deadly wildfires.
All You Need To Know About Public Safety Power Shutoffs Pacific Gas & Electric officials will issue Public Safety Power Shutoffs (PSPS) any time weather conditions bring the threat of wildfires to the San Francisco Bay Area.
Berkeley Hills Dwellers Ponder 'Pre-Evacuation' as Red Flag Winds ApproachSunday’s red flag warning was being called a “20-year wind event” and Berkeley officials were recommending that people living in the hills begin evacuating immediately.
Contra Costa Fire Officials Advise Precautionary Evacuations in Advance of High Wind EventThe Contra Costa Fire Protection District circulated a notice Sunday afternoon saying, "County residents in areas susceptible to wildland fire may want to consider relocating ahead of this (high wind) event."
Red Flag Warning: Wildfire Threat Soars Once Sun Goes Down Sunday NightWinds will remain relatively calm through Sunday afternoon, but once the sun goes down, the threat of powerful winds with gusts as high as 70 mph and devastating wildfires will soar across the San Francisco Bay Area hills.
Red Flag Warning: Anxious Berkeley Hills Residents Await Threatening Winds; PG&E Planned Power ShutoffThis is the first time this year PG&E has included Berkeley in a Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) warning - an indication of how powerful the dangerous wildfire wind event is expected to be starting Sunday afternoon.