Planned Power Outage For Californians
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This week, millions of people in California were without electricity for days. For the sake of public safety, PG&E (Pacific Gas & Electric) started shutting off power overnight on Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, to prevent wildfire, with the windy and dry conditions projected in the weather, in more than half of California’s 58 counties in what the company is calling an “unprecedented wildfire danger.” Roughly 800,000 customers were impacted. PG&E restored power to hundreds of thousands of people on Oct. 10, 2019, but warned that some outages may last for days.
The utility company had been held liable for its role in prior wildfires in 2017 because of downed power lines. It filed for bankruptcy this year after 2018’s devastating Camp Fire, killing 85 people and destroyed tens of thousands of building, which was believed to have been triggered in part by PG&E transmission lines.
Jonathan Vigliotti reports in the video “PG&E begins power outage in California due to wildfire threat“, below:
FOX News’ William La Jeunesse discusses the impacts the California power outages are having on businesses and homeowners, in the video “PG&E power outage threatens future of small business“, below:
Team coverage of how PG&E power shutdown is affecting the North Bay and how other areas are preparing for next phase (10-9-2019), in the video “North Bay Resident Cope With First 12 Hours Of Massive PG&E Power Shutdown“, below:
The impact on one small town, and the much wider implications, in the video “N. California PG&E Power Outage Day 2 “Calpocalypse” UPDATE“, below:
The power was still out across a wide swath of Northern California as of Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Officials from utility company PG&E are conducting a planned blackout to reduce the risk of wildfire from high winds mixing with dry weather. But anger is building among the many residents who don’t agree with the timing or logic of the outage. William Brangham reports and talks to Matthias Gafni of the San Francisco Chronicle, in the video “Why California residents are ‘frustrated’ with PG&E over planned power outage“, below:
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Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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