Millions Of Californians Will "Plunge Into Darkness" As PG&E Commits To Cut Power During Wildfire Season

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Millions Of Californians Will "Plunge Into Darkness" As PG&E Commits To Cut Power During Wildfire Season

Post by Doka » 05-14-2019 12:40 AM

Oh Great, makes you really want to move to California doesn't it? :roll: Cities full of homeless, illegals, human crap and now due , for the most part, to really rotten forestry practices. They plan to turn out the lights when the forest catches fire! :huhsmile:




Millions Of Californians Will "Plunge Into Darkness" As PG&E Commits To Cut Power During Wildfire Season

As a result of a new plan to cut power on high wind days during wildfire season, millions of Californians could wind up unprepared and in darkness, according to Bloomberg.

Now bankrupt PG&E proposed the precautionary plan after a transmission line that snapped in windy weather likely started last year‘s Camp Fire - the deadliest wildfire in state history. The plan addresses the problem of wildfires, but creates another one in the process: blindsiding Californians with days of blackouts.

This has caused some California residents to turn to home battery systems and alternative means of power in their homes. However, the number of these systems in use is relatively small when compared to the 5.4 million customers PG&E currently services. Governor Gavin Newsom has said that he’s budgeting $75 million to help communities deal with the threat.

Newsom said:

"I’m worried. We’re all worried about it for the elderly. We’re worried about it because we could see people’s power shut off not for a day or two but potentially a week."

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Post by Riddick » 05-15-2019 03:18 PM

Doka wrote:
05-14-2019 12:40 AM
Oh Great, makes you really want to move to California doesn't it? :roll: Cities full of homeless, illegals, human crap and now due , for the most part, to really rotten forestry practices. They plan to turn out the lights when the forest catches fire! :huhsmile:
It's one f*cked up state for sure.

Californicated, you might say.

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Post by Malaria_Kidd II » 05-15-2019 05:02 PM

Welcome to Californi on America's left side! :P

"Governor Gavin Newsom has said that he’s budgeting $75 million to help communities deal with the threat."

That's the ticket Gov'na! Just throw money at it! :confused:

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Right on Riddick! I had not heard or read that weird news Doka! That's a hard one to swallow! Thanks!
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Meanwhile, On The Streets Of San Francisco

Post by Riddick » 05-17-2019 01:28 AM

A federal count shows the number of homeless people increased by double-digit percentages in three San Francisco Bay Area counties over two years as the region struggled to tackle the growing problem, including 17% in San Francisco and 43% in the county that includes Oakland.

More than 25,000 people were counted as homeless during an overnight tally conducted in San Francisco, Alameda and Silicon Valley’s Santa Clara counties in January. Detailed reports are expected later this year.

The San Francisco Bay Area is grappling with a homelessness crisis driven in part by too little housing stock and a raring tech economy that has widened the inequity gap. In San Francisco, the median price of a two-bedroom home is $1.3 million and a family of four earning $117,400 a year is considered low income.

“We have an affordable housing crisis throughout California,” said Jen Loving, executive director of the nonprofit Destination: Home in Santa Clara County, where homelessness rose 31%.

“It’s not a surprise for those of us doing this work,” she said. “We need more extremely affordable housing. It’s not magic.”

Homelessness is an issue that has riven the Bay Area for years, with elected leaders pledging to do more to address it. However, controversies continually erupt over where to build homeless shelters. Residents of a wealthy San Francisco neighborhood, for example, are fighting the city’s plans to erect a shelter along the waterfront Embarcadero area that is popular with tourists.

In San Francisco, the number of people who were not sheltered surged 20% to nearly 5,200, driven largely by people who are living in cars. In Santa Clara County, which includes the city of San Jose, the homeless population increased 31% to about 9,700 this year.

Alameda and San Francisco counties each counted more than 8,000 homeless.

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