PG&E Power Outages: How to prepare for blackout

ByJuan Carlos Guerrero KGO logo
Sunday, October 27, 2019
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PG&E may cut electrical power during days of Red Flag Warnings and/or extreme fire danger, and it could cause WiFi transmitters, streaming TVs and digital assistants like Amazon's Echo to experience an outage. Here are some tips to get ready for a shut off.

SAN FRANCISCO -- PG&E has announced that it will proactively cut electrical power during days of strong winds and extreme fire danger in several California counties.

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A forced blackout will leave residents in the dark, in more ways than one. That's because devices we have come to rely on need electricity to function, like WiFi transmitters, streaming televisions and digital assistants like Amazon's Echo and Google Home.

Here are some tips to prepare for a power outage.