The power outage is supposed to affect 34 counties in California and millions of people will be left w/o power.
I talked to someone I know and their power was shut off around 1AM. This was up North.
In my neck of the woods they're saying that our power could be shut off sometime this afternoon
Hope this will not trickle-down to your area. I have two small powerbank for smartphones + I've been thinking about getting a portable generator, but they are pretty expensive (one with good reviews).
Notbad (L5) posted Oct 09, 2019
I have a small generator that someone gave me but I've never used it and If I need to I'm gonna have to ask someone how to make it work lol.
PG&E is claiming this is happening due to fires but many people believe it's because of their bankruptcy filing and fines they have to pay.
I mean come on, California is fire country and we have a fire season every year!
This is the first time they've done something like this on a massive scale.
I didn't really prepare much and I may end up regretting it depending on how long the electricity is off.
Wow. This is serious. Hope everyone stays safe. Having been through a few power outages due to winter storms & tropical storms/hurricanes it is inconvenient but you manage. If you never used a generator be careful I hear so many stories of people using it to close to there home and end up being hospitalized for CO poisoning. Be sure to set it up at least 15 feet away from your home. Store shelves will be emptied and gas stations will have long lines and eventually run out of gas as everyone is preparing. These are worst case scenarios.
branie (L5) posted Oct 09, 2019
Oh Ok Branie.I knew not to use it in my house but I wasn't sure how far outside I'd have to keep it.
I'm more worried about the loss of food. I have a big upright freezer full of food and if I lose power for a good length of time I guess I'm gonna have to have a cooking party and feed everyone near me. lol
Well, The wind is kicking up here and PG&E has been giving updated messages on the radio and via email today. They just announced on the radio that people in certain areas have already lost power and the outage could last a few days.
A few days?! Not cool. I'm so unprepared for that.
looks like my area dodged a bullet. Just heard on the news and in email that they've taken my region off the deactivation map for now. YAY!
Mostly Northern California: https://www.sacbee.com/news/california/fires/article235931812.html
But Southern California should prepare too: https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-10-09/southern-california-could-see-major-power-shutoffs-as-santa-ana-winds-hit
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