More than 1 million in California are without power to curb fire risk
Wednesday, 9 October 2019 () More than one million Californians were in the dark on Wednesday in the first phase of a multi-day power shut-off aimed at curbing wildfire risks amid high winds and hot, dry conditions.
Hundreds of thousands of California homes and businesses started to lose electric power early Wednesday. The planned cutoffs are part of an unprecedented effort by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to prevent wildfires. Nearly 800,000 California homes and businesses can expect to lose electricity for up...
Strong, gusty winds were expected to move into the Southland over the weekend increasing fire danger and prompting Southern California Edison to warn more than 20,000 customers that their power may be..