The Linguistic Forecast

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With more dry, windy conditions on the way, PG&E is expected to begin "public safety power shutoffs" Wednesday evening.

You can check here to see if your power is scheduled to be shut off.

It definitely makes sense to shut the power off amid red flag conditions — particularly if you're a utility whose equipment has sparked scores of wildfires and you've been paying out stock dividends instead of maintaining your power lines.