PG&E says the amount of time the power could be out has “been hard for a lot of people to accept.” The city is taking steps to prepare. Have you?
Many fires are caused by downed power lines, but while some say a new PG&E shutoff policy makes sense, others believe cutting power during an emergency puts people at greater risk.
Hundreds of Twitter users accused the city of telling residents with disabilities to fend for themselves during the outage. Berkeley says that doesn’t reflect what’s happening on the ground.
Why are there more power outages during fire season? How will I learn about them? What should I do before and after the power goes out?
Frustrated with the official handling, some people in the disability community organized their own emergency response efforts during recent blackouts.
How do I prepare my family? What is a ‘go bag’ and what do I put in it? How can seniors, people with disabilities and the unhoused prepare?
Tens of thousands of PG&E customers in Berkeley could lose power Tuesday and Wednesday because of high energy demands statewide, the city says. PG&E said there were ultimately no rolling outages in California on Monday.
Staff says “almost all” of the affected addresses provided by PG&E to the city appear to be outside city limits. But Berkeley Hills residents should still be ready to evacuate with a red flag warning in effect.
PG&E says the planned outage will affect nearly 1 million customers in the state.