PG&E will have the power turned off for nearly 800,000 people across California today — with more outages planned for tomorrow.
According to PG&E, they’ve begun their first phase of the power shutoff, with more than half a million people already without power today in California. They say they will go into their “second phase” of power shut-off today at noon, which will affect some of the most populated cities in Northern California. That will turn off power to more than 200-thousand.
This could impact your ability to get in touch with friends and family in California. Power could be out for up to five days.
PG&E says they are doing this to prevent wildfires across California during a high-wind event.