PG&E Prepared to Roll Out Large-Scale Blackouts
by Nicole Yelich
Aug 09, 2019
PG&E is prepared to turn off electricity to tens of thousands - or perhaps hundreds of thousands of people - in Northern California as fire season continues to prevent a repeat of last year’s catastrophic Camp Fire. These blackouts could potentially affect cell phone service, which is a serious concern for public safety officials who need the ability to communicate with residents about active fires.