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PG&E Shut-Offs May Affect 800,000 Customers

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PG&E says potential power shut-offs could begin Wednesday and affect an estimated 600,000 customers.  (Wako Megumi/iStock)

PG&E announced Tuesday that it expected to cut power in 34 California counties after midnight on Wednesday. The preemptive shut-offs aim to lessen the wildfire risk posed by the dry winds that were expected Tuesday night. The outages could impact almost 800,000 PG&E customers, including those in every Bay Area county except San Francisco. We’ll get the latest on the impact of the shut-offs and how the Bay Area is coping.

Are you impacted by the shutoffs? Here’s what you need to know.


Jeremy Siegel, reporter and anchor, KQED News

Julia McEvoy, senior editor, KQED News

Lily Jamali, co-host and correspondent, KQED's The California Report

Daniel Swain, climate scientist, UCLA and National Center for Atmospheric Research

Diane Dillon, supervisor, Napa County


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