Power Outages Affecting Thousands in California
Last week, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), California’s largest utility company, cut off power to more than 500,000 businesses and homes. This decision was included in the company’s Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) plan as a precaution against potential wildfires due to the strong winds that have spanned large portions of the state. PG&E officials say that more power outages could be scheduled depending on weather conditions in the coming weeks.
Dealing With Power Outages
PG&E has warned that power outages could last for days, even weeks for some customers, and the shut-offs are likely not over. After the PSPS plan is complete, one estimate
finds that approximately 2.5 million people could be without the power they need to run their
businesses and/or households. This has left many Californians looking for ways to prepare.
Follow these tips to help you plan...