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Kalafornication - Turn off the power for 5 to 7 days!
#11
(10-08-2019, 09:24 AM)Lily Wrote: I am confused. That article says one thing then another. So IF a severe wind event happens, they will shut off the power but they are thinking the wind will happen between 5-8? But it also says they will be shutting it down.

CNN's article had a higher count of people w/o power:
"We would encourage residents and businesses to prepare for being without power for potentially as long as seven days," San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a press conference Monday night.
Nearly 2 million people could be affected if there is a shutdown Wednesday, Liccardo said, as well as about 67 schools.

They are advising people to shelter in place.
Facepalm

Sounds too insane to be true........

You'd have to look it up to confirm, but I have an energy provider in Smud that charges more for power starting at 5pm. I wouldn't be surprised if they decide to let the power work when it costs more for it.

From the OP link

The Fire Weather Watch is in place until Thursday at 5 p.m., according to the National Weather Service.
When in doubt, roll the bones.
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The first comment after the article sums it up nicely:

"Everyone jumped on the bandwagon to blame PGE for the fires last year. Who knows how many lawsuits. Now PGE is getting smart - "if the fires come again, it is not our fault and you can't sue us. But unfortunately, you won't have power for a while..." Can't say I blame them!"

YUP! What kinds of restrictions do they have in those counties with gas generators? Sounds like now is a good time to get at least a small one to run the fridge/freezer and a light or two.
"Why don't you try speaking in words instead of your damn dirty lies?"
~Louise Belcher
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Not sure if California has a division but I know Colorado has a whole sub-company of sorts that spends days trimming trees and removing branches near the lines. It is called Asphult or something like that. You see the trucks all over with crews working on the trees.
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(10-08-2019, 09:37 AM)Lily Wrote: Not sure if California has a division but I know Colorado has a whole sub-company of sorts that spends days trimming trees and removing branches near the lines. It is called Asphult or something like that. You see the trucks all over with crews working on the trees.

That's where the "rub" comes. Kalifornication orders NO brush, shrubs, trees be cut! That's why they have all the wildfires!
"One shitty decision away from disaster"
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If they really turn off the power for upwards of a week, that will have a huge financial impact. If the electric company shut off for a week and people can't work, therefore no wages.
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#16
Not to mention; if you shut off my power for a week, you best believe I'm starting some fires to cook my food.
Outside.

Jptdknpa Anon
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#17
I think Californians are starting to listen regarding the news of this shut-off. PG & E is trending. Amazing. Instead of going to the store and getting water, they people have taken to Twitter to rant.

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Be able to open electric doors. Wonder how many realize their elevator will not be working.
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(10-08-2019, 09:37 AM)Lily Wrote: Not sure if California has a division but I know Colorado has a whole sub-company of sorts that spends days trimming trees and removing branches near the lines. It is called Asphult or something like that. You see the trucks all over with crews working on the trees.

Aspblundh tree service is the company your thinking about They are a nation-wide company that provides tree trimming services across the US
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(10-08-2019, 09:28 AM)Lobster Boy Wrote:
(10-08-2019, 09:24 AM)Lily Wrote: I am confused. That article says one thing then another. So IF a severe wind event happens, they will shut off the power but they are thinking the wind will happen between 5-8? But it also says they will be shutting it down.

CNN's article had a higher count of people w/o power:
"We would encourage residents and businesses to prepare for being without power for potentially as long as seven days," San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo said in a press conference Monday night.
Nearly 2 million people could be affected if there is a shutdown Wednesday, Liccardo said, as well as about 67 schools.

They are advising people to shelter in place.
Facepalm

Sounds too insane to be true........

It seems rational coming from that state if you are thinking like an insane control freak.

Please do not use the word rational and California in the same sentence
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When I first read this headline what came to mind was that if this was done on a truly large scale with no exceptions, that there would be a large number of deaths!

People just are not prepared for this and people being only a few dna markers away from being apes, would act like animals and do almost anything rational, or crazy to survive. Many would die just because of the weather where they live and their age or health.

Many expect the nanny state (government, federal or local) to ensure their well being and will sit on their asses until animal survival urges set in.

AIR ... absolutely necessary but not likely to be unbreathable quickly .... maybe 3 minutes without it.
Water .... 3 days
Fire .... more than a comfort item .... small rocket stove pretty easy to build and can purify water / cook food / heat
Food .... maybe 3 weeks without .... unless you figure out how to find food
Security ..... weapons and ammo and ability to use them effectively ... or you can let bullies steal that will keep you alive
Shelter ..... depends on extreme heat or cold
Clothes .... ditto
Salt and sweetener ..... salt can be used to preserve some food
medications and medical skills
communications
community ... folks you can trust with your life and you theirs.

You need all of the above in some form or another and in sufficient quantities to survive for a LONG time. IMHO Tac out
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