Thousands of people in Washington County were without electricity. The outage was caused by a falling pole. According to local utility company 3,600 were affected in the Beaverton and Hillsboro areas while some glitches on their power outage map showed 8,700 before.
PG&E anticipates another Public Safety Power Shutoff expected to affect approximately 850,000 customers and may impact portions of 36 counties, including parts of the North Bay, East Bay, Peninsula and South Bay.
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..