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.

Guests:

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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