[UPDATE 3:22 p.m.] Closures/ Impacts/ Open Businesses for Today, Wednesday, October 9 (We’ll Update as Information Arrives)

Lines at gas stations on October 8 as prepartion for PG&E's PSPS began.

Lines at a gas station on October 8 as preparation for PG&E’s PSPS was underway. [Photo by Jolene Evans]

Here’s a list of closures/impacts for Wednesday, October 9 that we’ll update as information comes in. Here’s what we know so far:

Closures:

  • All Humboldt County Offices 
    • UPDATE: The Humboldt Superior Court assures us that they were open today and will be open tomorrow. If you are a juror or summoned to appear, then you should do so.
  • All Humboldt Senior Resource Center programs and Senior Dining Centers will be closed on Wednesday, October 9.
  • For a list of schools closed, click here.
  • Adorni and Wharfinger facilities are closed in Eureka.
  • Eureka Department of Motor Vehicles Office is closed (DMV)
  • Garberville DMV is closed but “Customers with drive test appointments are being redirected to the Fort Bragg field office. Your driver license and vehicle registration appointment scheduled at the Garberville field office will be honored at the Fort Bragg field office.”
  • Six Rivers National Forest says that their “offices are closed except for the Gasquet Ranger District office, which is open. Fire staff also remain on duty.”
  • Humboldt County says,

All county libraries are closed
Clerk-Recorder
U.C. Cooperative Extension
Treasurer-Tax Collector
Agriculture
Auditor
Board of Supervisors
County Administrative Office
Planning and Building
DHHS Social Services offices
DHHS Veterans Service Office
DHHS In-Home Supportive Services
Assessor
Human Resources
District Attorney

Public services at these facilities are open or operating at minimal capacity:

Sheriff – Patrol remains fully staffed and stable. Administration and Records are closed
California Redwood Coast – Humboldt County Airport
Probation – Main (Harrison) and Drug Court limited operations
DHHS Public Health Lab
DHHS Division of Environmental Health
DHHS Public Health Nursing
DHHS Child Welfare Services, including Emergency Response
DHHS Mental Health is open for vital services (Sempervirens Psychiatric Health Facility and Crisis Stabilization Unit and Same-Day Services are open)
County Counsel – Covering court hearings

Not closed but impacted:

  • Play Station 777 on the Blue Lake Rancheria: According to  Andrea Marvin spokesperson, Customers have a $20 dollar fuel cap due the high demand. Currently the line is wrapped around the tribal office and back onto the street. The station is on generators. The micro grid is powering the rest of the campus. They received a shipment of fuel at around 8 in the morning. They are not selling diesel fuel to the public but are filling emergency vehicles that need it. Also the station has ice.

We encourage people to add information in the comment section–ideally with links that we can quickly confirm.

 

gas lines at the Miranda Market

Gas lines at the Miranda Market during the Public Safety Power Shutoff Wednesday. [Photo by Kelley Lincoln]

SoHum: 

  • Amelia’s Restaurant in Garberville: Open
  • Miranda Market is open and has fuel but expect lines.
  • Vocality Credit Union is open. You can get cash at the credit union but you need an ID. ATM now working.
  • Only Renner Gas Station is open in the Garberville/Redway area.
  • Ray’s in Garberville is open. They can take cards. The pharmacy is closed. The clerk said they will likely stay open until dark.
  • Napa Auto Parts is open.
  • Healy Senior Center is serving lunch–German meatballs. $8. All are welcome.
  • Shop Smart is also open. Liquor store is open, but deli is not.
  • Debs Diner is open
  • The Pineapple Express Rood cart in upper Garberville is open
  • Garberville Redway Veterinary Group is open from 8:30 – 2 pm Monday – Friday during the blackout. Dr Roy Smith said, “We can not provide full services at this time, ie. no radiographs but will do our best to help out the animals in need. “

Northern Humboldt:

  • Chevron on Giuntoli is open in Arcata.
  • Renner on West End Road in Arcata is open.
  • The City of Arcata is recommending that all Arcata residents conserve water and minimize sewer use during this time.
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open
open
2 years ago

Redwood rural health center is open. 707-923-2783

Shop Smart in Redway is open

Souji House cafe in Garberville is open.

Little bits and pineapple express food in G’ville trucks are open

open
open
2 years ago

chautauqua is open. 707923 2452

Jimbotron
Jimbotron
2 years ago

Any gas stations open? Does Renner have a gen?

Pharmstheproblem
Pharmstheproblem
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimbotron

Did you hear of any?

S
S
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimbotron

Chevron off Giuntoli is open

Gas
Gas
2 years ago
Reply to  Jimbotron

Renner is open

Dot
Dot
2 years ago

Southern Trinity Health Services – “Due to unforeseen circumstances scotia bluffs facility will be closed today. When the PG&E services come back on we will be able to open.”

Look up
Look up
2 years ago

ENRON 2.0. Someone is fucking up. Follow the money.

Migrant
Migrant
2 years ago
Reply to  Look up

Yes, somewhere, some guys in an operations center are laughing at the havoc they are raining down avenging the state’s attack on the shareholders.

Lazydaze
Lazydaze
2 years ago

Open Door on Tydd street is on a generator and open in Eureka.

Dot
Dot
2 years ago

Bridgeville School IS closed

DivideByZero
DivideByZero
2 years ago

Newsom to Manduro, You’re correct amigo, it’s working like a charm. We’ll have em begging for crumbs within a month. Oh yeah I almost forgot, your gas tax shift to the non-existent choo choo was a stroke of genius. The Getty family sends their regards.

Your faithful servant
Gavin

Another fishwife
Another fishwife
2 years ago
Reply to  DivideByZero

Oh f you!
Help people find places open or SHUT UP!

Nanababe
Nanababe
2 years ago

What service stations have fuel and are open?

Pam
Pam
2 years ago

can any one tell me why my phone land line is not working, land lines carry their own electricity, I live in the Bridgeville area.

j
j
2 years ago
Reply to  Pam

Land lines get their power from PG&E… Some telephone hubs have old batteries that do not last very long, some have generators.

Liz
Liz
2 years ago
Reply to  Pam

Pam is your phone a cordless land phone? Only corded phones lines will work. (cord between receiver and base.)

pam
pam
2 years ago
Reply to  Liz

no, it is not a cordless, thank you for responding, Liz and J

Stacy
Stacy
2 years ago

Target in Eureka is open and are able to accept cards.
Just called to confirm.

CLAUDIA Johnson
CLAUDIA Johnson
2 years ago

I would also like to know why my landline is not working I plugged in a phone last night’s I would have phone service

kelley
kelley
2 years ago

The batteries powering the lines are probably not charged

Melesa
2 years ago

Renner is open but very long lines. The Deerhorn in Phillipsville is open too. Miranda market is open.

mbsouthpaw
mbsouthpaw
2 years ago

All three gas stations in Willow Creek are open with no lines and the card reader (at least at the Patriot) is working. They’re running generators. Ray’s supermarket is open with minimal emergency lighting inside.

Tina González
2 years ago

Tractor supply store was open in Arcata , taking cash , I got 2 disposable grills from there 4.99

The Real Brian
The Real Brian
2 years ago

The weather seems to be easing up on the winds.

There were wind warnings at my elevation for another 3 days from last night, from NOAA.

We had big winds come in yesterday afternoon and evening but tapered off around 9pm.

The warnings on the NOAA site are down and wind forecasts are much less for the next few days.

I bet the PGE power will come back on for many today or tomorrow.

Dave Kahan
Dave Kahan
2 years ago
Reply to  The Real Brian

That may be true locally, but part of what I heard is that the power is out in Humboldt because the transmission lines further south are shut off.
From this: https://gacc.nifc.gov/oncc/predictive/weather/7Day.pdf, I’d guess we’re off until at least Friday.

The Real Brian
The Real Brian
2 years ago
Reply to  Dave Kahan

Your probably right, thanks.

The Real Brian
The Real Brian
2 years ago
Reply to  The Real Brian

https://kymkemp.com/2019/10/09/hey-humboldt-county-you-might-get-power-back-tonight/

Well……

I’ll take that and self-compliment myself.

The Real Brian
The Real Brian
2 years ago
Reply to  The Fake Brian

Are you faking for real? For fakes sakes….

You silly faking mother faker.

Fake you!

Lol

Sparkelmahn
Sparkelmahn
2 years ago
Reply to  The Real Brian

Fake Brian sounds fairly jealous of you.

The Real Fake Brian
The Real Fake Brian
2 years ago
Reply to  The Real Brian

That other guy is clearly a fake Fake Brian.

The Real Brian
The Real Brian
2 years ago

I’ll be coming to your town for book signings soon, register early for a photo-op.

$1,000 donation to RHBB and I’ll have dinner and drinks with you and 3 friends.

Angel Young
2 years ago

Humboldt Clothing Company in Arcata will be open from 10a-6p We are evening have a sale $10 off any hoodie, $5 off any hat or beanie, and $10 off sunglasses. Its cash only since we are off the grid. Stop by and say hi! Our Bayshore Mall location is closed. We wanted to keep our sales associates working as long as possible, support local businesses and keep Humboldt thriving

Wabbajack
Wabbajack
2 years ago

And RHBB is in full swing and providing really helpful info. Thanks folks, this site has become one of the most important resources in the county.

HotCoffee
HotCoffee
2 years ago

We have power in Branscomb….Mendo County.

EurekaAmy
EurekaAmy
2 years ago

In Henderson Center in Eureka Shafer’s Ace Hardware, The Toy Box, Fin-N-Feather, Dave’s Place, The Discovery Shop, Cherry Blossom Bakery, and Cafe Nooner Too were all open this morning.

Anne D.
Anne D.
2 years ago

Safeway is open…
Assuming their deli is fully operational, my mouth will be open for a Turkey, Bacon and Avocado on Sourdough Sandwich shortly..

Bubba
Bubba
2 years ago

Reynolds RV in Alton is open

Kelly
Kelly
2 years ago

Whitethorn Construction is open 707-986-7416

clearlake fool
clearlake fool
2 years ago

my closest gas is 50 miles away , one way in williams
my generator works most everything in my house but 3 gallons wont last long .

Sea Cucumber
Sea Cucumber
2 years ago

The community of Shelter Cove is running on generators. General store is out of gasoline, but they do have diesel.

Sam
Sam
2 years ago

Blue Lake Casino Hotel will be opening the Sapphire Palace as a community center at 3p today. There will be Wi-Fi, kid’s corner, heat, food & drink available for purchase. Fuel station currently serving customers with a $50 limit for fuel purchases and 2 bags of ice per purchase.

Sparkelmahn
Sparkelmahn
2 years ago

Reminds me of that scene with Snake Plitkin in the final scene from Escape From Los Angeles, where the world loses power for the near future. Or the original The Day The Earth Stood Still, where the price of Earth not getting “obliterated” was the loss of electrical power.

Wabbajack
Wabbajack
2 years ago
Reply to  Sparkelmahn

Check out Asimov’s “Nightfall”, very relevant.

Roo
Roo
2 years ago

El Paisano Mexican Taqueria in Fortuna, Sting’s Creek Plaza is open today 10-9-19. 🙂

trainer
trainer
2 years ago

NEWSFLASH

Politicians/corporations/dominant along with many alternative media news sources do not provide accurate info. Oh, and there is no tooth fairy either.

Thus for the few who possess sufficient brain muscle to research beyond headlines, a starting point consisting of basic and mostly easy to verify facts ..

http://mediaarchives.gsradio.net/powerhour/hr2100919.mp3

Snake plitkin
Snake plitkin
2 years ago
Reply to  trainer

News flash you are in the wrong thread.

Get out

While you can…

trainer
trainer
2 years ago
Reply to  Snake plitkin

aw so sad your feelings were hurt to find out weather had nothing to do with it

Susan B
Susan B
2 years ago

Mariposa Market in Willits is open and has power. they close at 7pm and will open tomorrow at 8am. http://mariposamarket.com/
The person I spoke with there believes all of Willits has power.

Round Valley (including Covelo) has had un-interupted power so far as of 5:50p Wed.

I believe communities north, south and east of us are without power. Makes me curious about how the grid is organized. I also wonder how much this pattern may be a direct result of profit motive driven manipulation, or an indirect result of drastic safety measures chosen partly for safety.

Ernie Branscomb
2 years ago

Branscomb Center / Radio Shack is open with regular service and regular hours. We had a good day today.

Aren’t generators great!

me
me
2 years ago

generators are noisy and smelly but useful in situations like this, but golly gee, my solar panels were rocking today as every day.

The game
The game
2 years ago

Yes generators are great we all need more creativity and originality….
But I have to point something out from above
“ Sheriff – Patrol remains fully staffed and stable. ”
I must say , we know their fully staffed ( we’ve seen the lines of SUV’s huddled together popping mom and pops all over the county in a single day , and we’re paying them so , the issue I have is with the latter statement, no one in a law enforcement uniform is stable ! Or else they would be home taking care of their own shit and not jealously bullying the locals that want to stay home and take care of their own shit!:)

Littie
Littie
2 years ago

Proper Wellness Center in Eureka is open 9am to 10 pm

Dotti and Graham
Dotti and Graham
2 years ago

Deerhorn Market in Phillipsville had a good day on the generator today. Accepting cash, credit cards and EBT.
We will be open our usual hours 10am – 8pm again tomorrow.
We have ice, flashlights and batteries. Also check out our growing selection of organic foods. We appreciate being here for you.

Guest
Guest
2 years ago

Power returned 30 minutes ago, just before 2 am (Table Bluff area, just north of Loleta).. It was a good emergency drill for me and family.