The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is preparing for the expected storm that will hit the Central Coast and Northern California on Sunday.

Before the rains, PG&E had vegetation management crews working to keep trees off power lines.

“The rain and snow from that October storm will bring much-needed relief to the drought-dried parts of our state,” said Mark Quinlan, vice president and chief of operations, PG&E. “But along with the strong winds, there will also be power outages.”

PG&E announced that more than 500 electrical and vegetation management crews are on call in the Central Coast and Northern California to respond to outages caused by the rain.

The company will also monitor possible debris flows.

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