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Great California blackout coming

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Spartan Squad, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    This is going to be nuts. We're expecting high winds in the coming days and to avoid a repeat of Santa Rosa, PG&E is going to cut power to customers across 30 of California's 58 counties. This isn't the rolling blackouts of 20 years ago, this will be a prolonged cut for a matter of days. Even when they deem the threat safe, they need time to make sure the lines won't blow if they flip the switch. So it could be 2 to 5 days with no power.

    PG&E's power shut-off watch for Northern California: Here's what you need to know

    San Francisco should be spared but San Jose (the third largest city in CA) could see outages. Going to be a mess.
    maumann likes this.
  2. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Don't look at me. I dutifully raked the forest when it was my turn.
  3. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    I have little doubt there is nothing to the theory that this is a big bad company which faces an existential threat should it spark yet another fire just strong-arming its communities. PG&E would never do that.
    maumann likes this.
  4. CD Boogie

    CD Boogie Well-Known Member

    For all the great things I hear about California and living there, the state seems to deal with more extreme bullshit -- largely due to weather and the environment -- than just about anywhere. I will not be retiring there, Florida or Louisiana. Crazy shit just seems to befall these areas.
  5. qtlaw

    qtlaw Well-Known Member

    Without electricity for 36 hrs. I understand safety but am at a loss to think this is necessary; I think it’s the big finger to us. I’m willing to pay a few more taxes for a public utility; at least they can’t give me the finger.
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  6. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    May not be a bad investment for y'all in California.

    SolarHome 620

    I've got this rig in my shop and it works really well.
  7. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    That and the cost of living here makes it hard to keep going for a lot of people.
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  8. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    One of the worst things was the deregulation of PG&E. Now we get a company that blows up San Bruno and torches wine country. Great system we got here.
    qtlaw likes this.
  9. MileHigh

    MileHigh Moderator Staff Member

  10. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    If the situation wasn't so silly it would be comedy gold: PG&E website telling which areas will lose power crashing due to excessive demand.
  11. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    My Facebook feed is highly entertaining right now. The amount of people absolutely losing their shit is great. Yeah it sucks. Yeah it's going to be a pain in the ass. No we're not all going to die. No society is not going to crumble.

    Still. PG&E is now saying 800,000 customers not counting the So Cal Edison people. My house looks like it will keep power. We'll see.
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  12. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    And nine months from now, there will be a run on Huggies.
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