(ANP: We will be both updating and doing follow ups on this story over the next week as new information arrives.)
Within a period of just a few hours Tuesday morning, ANP received several different emails from a number of different friends of the website surrounding the same general subject matter so we just had to take a look at what’s now happening in the state of California. As this story at KPRC in Houston reports, millions of Californians could be without power for an entire week as the power company PG&E shuts off power due to fire risk as we also hear in the 1st video at the bottom of this story.
With potentially 2 million affected and over 60 schools expected to be closed in Northern California where deadly wildfires could be triggered by brutal weather coming ashore off of the Pacific Ocean, Pacific Gas & Electric announced Monday it may shut off power this week in nearly 30 northern California counties in response to strong and dry winds posing a fire threat.
“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.
Urging residents to shelter in place while encouraging families to create emergency plans and kits which include food and water for all family members and pets, the ‘strongest offshore wind event of the year‘ could potentially bring a rapid spread of wildfires over very large areas in California had the National Weather Service warning residents there: “The time to prepare is now“.
Yet with that major windstorm coming in as early as 5 a.m. Wednesday morning and expected to last for at least a couple of days, triggering widespread fires that could last for weeks, shouldn’t ‘the time to prepare‘ have been yesterday and the past few weeks/months/years? Anybody’s who has been through a big East coast snow storm knows that the very worst time to prepare is when everybody else is doing so in a last gasp rush as well.