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Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:32 PM

California Faces Historic Power Outage Due To Fire Danger

By OLGA R. RODRIGUEZ and JANIE HAR
22 minutes ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Millions of people were poised to lose electricity throughout northern and central California after Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced Tuesday it would shut off power in the largest preventive outage in state history to try to avert wildfires caused by faulty lines.

PG&E said it would begin turning off power to 800,000 customers in 34 counties starting after midnight Wednesday amid forecasts of windy, dry weather that create extreme fire danger. To the south, Southern California Edison also said Tuesday that more than 106,000 of its customers in parts of eight counties could face power cuts.


Outages are planned in more than half of California’s 58 counties, although not everyone in those counties will have their power cut.

The news came as residents in the region’s wine country north of San Francisco marked the two-year anniversary of deadly wildfires that killed 44 and destroyed thousands of homes. San Francisco is the only county in the nine-county Bay Area where power will not be affected.

The utility had warned of the possibility of a widespread shut-off Monday, prompting residents to flock to stores for supplies as they prepared for dying cellphone batteries, automatic garages that won’t work and lukewarm refrigerators.

Flashlights, batteries and propane tanks for barbecues were in high demand as people prepared for an outage that PG&E said may last “several days.”

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Trillions of taxpayers $$$ squandered fighting wars for shitty little countries in the ME and direct payment handouts but yet we can't harden our own infrastructure here at home. SAD

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RCW2014 Oct 8 OP
def_con5 Oct 8 #1
fools_gold Oct 8 #4
def_con5 Oct 8 #5
fools_gold Oct 8 #11
foia Oct 8 #18
def_con5 Oct 8 #19
def_con5 Oct 8 #2
RCW2014 Oct 8 #7
def_con5 Oct 8 #10
foia Oct 8 #20
def_con5 Oct 8 #21
quad489 Oct 8 #3
fools_gold Oct 8 #6
def_con5 Oct 8 #8
RCW2014 Oct 8 #9
fools_gold Oct 8 #12
def_con5 Oct 8 #13
RCW2014 Oct 8 #14
def_con5 Oct 8 #15
RCW2014 Oct 8 #17
def_con5 Oct 8 #16
oldenuff35 Oct 8 #22
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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:34 PM

1. WTH happens to the folks who have to have power to live?

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:39 PM

4. They are thankful they have less risk of wildfire

That's what happens to them.

It's too dangerous to send them electricity under certain conditions.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:41 PM

5. I don't follow you

So the folks in hospital what die?

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:49 PM

11. The State has determined

that the electric utility will be liable for any wildfire damage caused by it's transmission of electricity.

The electric companies have determined that they are unable to accept that risk under current conditions. Therefore they will shut off the transmission, thus reducing the liability and the danger.

People will have to make other arrangements for required energy to support their needs.

Folks in hospitals must put their trust in their custodians and caregivers.

This will probably eventually change a paradigm.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #5)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:35 PM

18. Hospitals have backup power systems.

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Response to foia (Reply #18)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:37 PM

19. I know

My wife works at one, for a couple of days.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:36 PM

2. It's not just wars in the ME

CA pisses a lot of money away too. Healthcare for illegals for one.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:42 PM

7. After we stop pissing $$$ away in other countries, then yes...go there, too.

This absolutely disgusts me how this country is deteriorating under our feet while our government insists on their judeo-christian crusade.

SPIT!!!

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:48 PM

10. Hey, we agree

Get out of the ME, etc.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #2)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:37 PM

20. CA also blew billions on a train that will never happen.

Politicians' pet projects are more important than commoners having power.

Democrats.

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Response to foia (Reply #20)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:39 PM

21. ya got it

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:39 PM

3. ''we can't harden our own infrastructure here at home''..who stopped California from doing that???

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:41 PM

6. California could harden some of it's electrical infrastructure

if they were willing to pay for it. So far they haven't.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:46 PM

8. Or improve their water infrastructure

Southern Ca pulls most of their water from the distant mountains. Most of their aqueducts are just above ground dirt ditches. Which means they lose a lot of water as it goes into the ground instead of flowing south.

For about $10m they could save about 10% just by concrete lining the ditches. But they won't.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:47 PM

9. So "let them eat cake", eh! This isn't just limited to CA either. I lost track of the "unsafe"

bridges across our Interstate highway system, lead laden water systems that are 100+ years old, etc.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 08:58 PM

12. I don't care about their cake. It's about investment

The people, through their elected representatives, determine their priorities and what they are willing to invest their tax dollars to fix/improve. Political priorities involving education, affordable housing, high speed rail (to nowhere) and other social programs have outweighed infrastructure projects. That's democracy.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:02 PM

13. Excellent point

The high speed rail is more important.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #12)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:08 PM

14. If it was true democracy, you can bet your ass trillions of taxpayers $$$ won't be

pissed away on foreign entanglements unless it directly concerned us.

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Response to RCW2014 (Reply #14)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:12 PM

15. FG is right

as pertains to CA, they are not spending $$$ on foreign aid. But their priorities are not in basic infrastructure. As he said, that's democracy.

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Response to def_con5 (Reply #15)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:19 PM

17. Which the US isn't (democracy).

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:16 PM

16. Interesting discussion

Ya know, I never thought I would agree with you. But on this you are spot on. No more foreign entanglements. Trade yes, we have troops in 100+ countries, enough is enough.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Tue Oct 8, 2019, 09:44 PM

22. I make my own power there will be no interruption.

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Response to RCW2014 (Original post)

Wed Oct 9, 2019, 10:35 AM

23. This sounds like a California issue

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