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Before planned blackouts are through in two or three days, as many as 3 million Californians may go without power. Blame government mismanagement.Before planned blackouts are through in two or three days, as many as 3 million Californians may go without power. Blame government mismanagement.

The Lights Are Out in California, And That Was the Plan All Along

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has started its second phase of power shutoffs across California as hundreds of thousands of customers remain in the dark amid a forecast high wind event and elevated wildfire dangers. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has started its second phase of power shutoffs across California as hundreds of thousands of customers remain in the dark amid a forecast high wind event and elevated wildfire dangers.

PG&E begins second wave of power shutoffs

PG&E says that the second phase of power outages is now delayed a few hours due to weather forecast changes.PG&E says that the second phase of power outages is now delayed a few hours due to weather forecast changes.

PG&E Power Outage Shut Off: 2nd round of shutoffs delayed in Bay Area | abc7news.com

Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison may shut off power for nearly a million customers in an effort to prevent wildfires.Pacific Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison may shut off power for nearly a million customers in an effort to prevent wildfires.

California power outage: More than 800,000 could be left in the dark

In anticipation of extreme fire conditions, PG&E is shutting off power to some 800,000 customers in Northern California, an unprecedented move by the public utility.

PG&E map down? Check the interactive power shut-off map here - SFGate

Living without power for hours and even days will be hard. But this is the way Californians have to live now, thanks to bad land use choices and climate change.Living without power for hours and even days will be hard. But this is the way Californians have to live now, thanks to bad land use choices and climate change.

Editorial: Don’t just blame PG&E for the Northern California blackouts. It’s everyone’s fault - Los Angeles Times

“🚩Red Flag Warnings🚩 begin at: ⚠️5 AM Wed➡️North Bay Mtns & Valleys, East Bay Hills & Valleys, Diablo Range ⚠️5 PM Wed➡️Santa Cruz Mtns *This event has the potential to be the strongest offshore wind event in the area since the October 2017 North Bay fires.* #CAwx #CAFire”

NWS Bay Area on Twitter: "🚩Red Flag Warnings🚩 begin at: ⚠️5 AM Wed➡️North Bay Mtns & Valleys, East Bay Hills & Valleys, Diablo Range ⚠️5 PM Wed➡️Santa Cruz Mtns *This event has the potential to be the strongest offshore wind event in the area since the October 2017 North Bay fires.* #CAwx #CAFire… https://t.co/YQeGOTq2EI"

“There is a #RedFlagWarning for most of Northern California and #FireWeatherWatch for the southernmost region of California from Wednesday morning to Thursday evening due to gusty winds and low humidity. This is #CriticalFireWeather and caution should be taken when outdoors.”

CAL FIRE on Twitter: "There is a #RedFlagWarning for most of Northern California and #FireWeatherWatch for the southernmost region of California from Wednesday morning to Thursday evening due to gusty winds and low humidity. This is #CriticalFireWeather and caution should be taken when outdoors.… https://t.co/2gkctS3uRj"

“#PSPS: Portions of 34 counties will be impacted by widespread, severe wind event beginning Wed 10/9 (just after midnight). Visit https://t.co/X1ClEBDDlC for the most up-to-date info, including an address look-up tool where customers can search their address for potential impacts.”

PG&E on Twitter: "#PSPS: Portions of 34 counties will be impacted by widespread, severe wind event beginning Wed 10/9 (just after midnight). Visit https://t.co/X1ClEBDDlC for the most up-to-date info, including an address look-up tool where customers can search their address for potential impacts.… https://t.co/kQh5K2qgA0"

“Some helpful tips when preparing for Public Power Safety Shutoffs. #CAwx”

NWS Bay Area on Twitter: "Some helpful tips when preparing for Public Power Safety Shutoffs. #CAwx… "

California is in the peak of its wildfire season. With strong winds forecast to hit 70 mph on Wednesday, the utility says it wants to reduce the chance that its wires could spark a fire.California is in the peak of its wildfire season. With strong winds forecast to hit 70 mph on Wednesday, the utility says it wants to reduce the chance that its wires could spark a fire.

Utility Giant PG&E Voluntarily Shuts Off Power, Could Impact 800,000 Calif. Customers : NPR

How long will your perishable, refrigerated and frozen food last, without electricity? It could keep longer than you think -- if you take steps to prepare right away.How long will your perishable, refrigerated and frozen food last, without electricity? It could keep longer than you think -- if you take steps to prepare right away.

No Power? Here's How to Keep Your Food Cold - NBC Bay Area

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California's largest utility company, PG&E, is cutting power to nearly 800,000 customers across the state as it continues to try to prevent potential wildfires.PG&E is rolling out the outages in three phases, shutting power to upwards to 513,00 customers early Wednesday morning, with more coming later in the afternoon.

Here's where and when PG&E is shutting down power in California | abc10.com

Pacific Gas & Electric is cutting power to customers across Northern California, as part of its Planned Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in an effort to reduce the risk of wildfire in dry, windy conditions. The utility expects to cut power to roughly 800,000 customers across 34 counties. PG&E is opening Resource Centers in several counties for customers starting Wednesday at 8 a. m. They will be open during daylight hours and have restrooms, bottled water, charging stations and air conditioning. Pacific Gas & Electric is cutting power to customers across Northern California, as part of its Planned Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) in an effort to reduce the risk of wildfire in dry, windy conditions. The utility expects to cut power to roughly 800,000 customers across 34 counties. PG&E is opening Resource Centers in several counties for customers starting Wednesday at 8 a. m. They will be open during daylight hours and have restrooms, bottled water, charging stations and air conditioning.

Power out at your house? Here is the list of PG&E Resource Centers | KRCR

Pacific Gas & Electric started the shutoff early Wednesday, just after midnight, leaving parts of 22 counties -- including northern portions of the San Francisco Bay Area -- in the dark.Pacific Gas & Electric started the shutoff early Wednesday, just after midnight, leaving parts of 22 counties -- including northern portions of the San Francisco Bay Area -- in the dark. As many as 300,000 additional customers are expected to lose power later in the day -- including in Alameda and Santa Clara counties, which contain the Oakland, Berkeley and San Jose areas -- for a total of 800,000 homes, businesses and other buildings affected by the shutoff, the company said.

PG&E has begun cutting power across parts of Northern California. Nearly 800,000 customers will be affected | FOX2now.com

CNN affiliate KGO has the story on the power outages which could affect almost 2 million people across California.CNN affiliate KGO has the story on the power outages which could affect almost 2 million people across California.

PG&E will begin cutting power at midnight Wednesday. Nearly 800,000 California customers will be affected