North Bay Communities Prepare for Sunday Power Shutoffs, High Fire DangerMany of the same areas affected by wildfire are also affected by PG&E’s public safety power shutoffs and Sonoma County has got pretty good at preparing for both situations.
California To Examine Effects Of PG&E Blackouts On CommunicationWhen the nation's largest electric utility preemptively shut off power last fall to prevent wildfires in California, customers lost more than just their lights — some lost their phones, too.
Fires, Outages Earlier In Year Prompt Urgent Need For Donations At SF-Marin Food BankMonetary donations are needed urgently at the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank this holiday season partly because of wildfires and power outages earlier in the year, according to the food bank.
California Utilities Testing Diagnostic Tech That Could Help Prevent WildfiresA new technology being tested by California utilities is aimed at diagnosing problems before they can cause power outages or spark wildfires.
Marin Residents Pack San Francisco's Marina To Escape Power OutagesThe Marina District and Cow Hollow in San Francisco were bustling Sunday night as PG&E power shutoffs in the North Bay meant big business for many restaurants and bars.
Kincade Fire Evacuees Struggle To Find Shelter In Marin CountyThousands of evacuees from the Kincade Fire are flooding south into Marin County and are struggling to find shelter amid massive power shutoffs.
Contra Costa Fire Depts. Say Advanced Deployment Helped Limit Fire DamageFirefighting resources deployed in advance of red flag weather conditions and the Public Safety Power Shutoff this past week are being credited by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District for limiting potential damage.