Orland storm update
“Many residents in Willows and Orland have had power restored, but most of the rural Glenn County communities could be days still without power. Jones said it could be up to 5 days for the most remote portions of the county.
A PG&E spokesperson told the Sheriff that 15 feeder lines to the Elk Creek Substation are still down and PG&E is currently focusing all Glenn County restoration efforts to repair the damage at that site. As of 2p.m. Elk Creek still did not have power, officials said.
Roughly 25% of the utility and power poles in Glenn County have been destroyed or damaged by Friday’s storm.
As of 2p.m. Saturday, county law enforcement responded to 72 requests for public assistance. The Willows Fire Department dispatched 68 calls.
County human resource officials have teamed with health services officials to make arrangements for 13 vulnerable or elderly residents displaced by the storm.
All county roads in the Sacramento Valley are currently open, while many mountain roads are open depending on local conditions.
No damage figures were available Saturday, but officials said the most significant losses have been to the utility infrastructure and farmland.
Boyes said many orchard farmers had their trees completely uprooted and while no specific estimate was available Saturday, Boyes said the damage to farm land would be ‘very extensive.'”