On Thursday morning PG&E shut off power in 15 California counties to prevent accidental fires, affecting about 180,000 homes. About 50,000 people have been evacuated from their homes in the state by wildfires driven by powerful winds.
Pacific Gas and Electric executives are accused in misleading investors about the company’s preparedness preparedness for pre-emptive blackouts. They faced complaints of poor planning, insufficient coordination with local governments, a downed website among other problems.
"Can Phoenix survive a summer power outage with no air conditioning?" - asked in the header of this report. Officials said 155 people died because of the heat in 2017. Although long-term power outages are rare, but some people remember when 45mln were without electricity because of the Canadian and Northeast grid collapses..
Power outage paralyzed Disney Springs. "It appears a power outage, which took place approximately at 9:30 PM, has affected the entire area of Disney Springs’ West Side, Town Center, and The Landing." - according to this photo report. In some areas, fire alarms are going off due to the loss of power.