PG&E begins power outage in California due to wildfire threat

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Published on Oct 9, 2019
Millions of people in California could be without electricity for days. PG&E started shutting off power overnight in more than half of California's 58 counties in what the company is calling an "unprecedented wildfire danger." Roughly 800,000 customers are expected to be impacted. Jonathan Vigliotti reports. Watch "CBS This Morning" HERE: Download the CBS News app on iOS HERE: Download the CBS News app on Android HERE: Like "CBS This Morning" on Facebook HERE: Follow "CBS This Morning" on Twitter HERE: Follow "CBS This Morning" on Instagram HERE: Get new episodes of shows you love across devices the next day, stream local news live, and watch full seasons of CBS fan favorites anytime, anywhere with CBS All Access. Try it free! Each weekday morning, "CBS This Morning" co-hosts Gayle King, Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil deliver two hours of original reporting, breaking news and top-level newsmaker interviews in an engaging and informative format that challenges the norm in network morning news programs. The broadcast has earned a prestigious Peabody Award, a Polk Award, four News & Documentary Emmys, three Daytime Emmys and the 2017 Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Newscast. The broadcast was also honored with an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award as part of CBS News division-wide coverage of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Check local listings for "CBS This Morning" broadcast times.


White Hawk
White Hawk:
The best part will be when they raise the energy prices so they don’t lose any profit
HaloMachinima Films
HaloMachinima Films:
Hopefully no one is careing to someone on life support on their homes.
Silver Stacking Noob
Silver Stacking Noob:
Never mind the food in people’s refrigerators, the ability to do laundry, to charge phones, to do daily tasks the take electricity to do it.
Adox Artist
Adox Artist:
So instead of lights to see and stoves to cook on they'll be burning candles and making campfires and grilling... to prevent wildfires?
Ball Bearing
Ball Bearing:
All utilities in every state should have been underground years ago.
i think we need a better electric company .
The Scribe
The Scribe:
"And here we... go!"
FreeFalling Air
FreeFalling Air:
Just wait till yalls electric bills go up to help pay for those "Safe power improvements"
The Spot
The Spot:
Looking at the weather 17 mile an hour winds is all I saw
Brian axb
Brian axb:
Im surprised they havent made fire proof houses in Cali. Seems like that states always on fire.
Spectate Drake
Spectate Drake:

Truth B Told
Truth B Told:
There gonna set that land on fire anyways.
Francisco Macias
Francisco Macias:
Build some solar panels into those houses. Never depend on pge.
Ruth Elizabeth
Ruth Elizabeth:
Look at all that nice wood they are making those houses out of.....
joker420 rn4l
joker420 rn4l:
I call bs!
They need to fix this and leave the residents alone. Power out, give me a f***** break
People living in tents don't have electricity to turn off. Ahhh so that was the strategy all along lol
Ian Kαιρός
Ian Kαιρός:
Amazing how we all suffer from PG&E’s monopoly and incompetence. Maybe if our grid was made with conventional technology and not outdated crap to cut costs, this wouldn’t happen.
Uncle Fjester
Uncle Fjester:
One more reason to Move away from California!
Ed Felty
Ed Felty:
Maybe California should get back to conducting controlled burns? 🤔
Scott Marsh
Scott Marsh:
Yup build out of wood in areas that have caught fire before
Tom Meyers
Tom Meyers:
Reasons PG&E might cut your power:
1) Too Windy
2) Too Po0py
3) Too Bogus
J C:
Lmao California has to deal with fires, earthquakes and Jared Goff’s arm. Don’t know how y’all do it.
Michael Eli
Michael Eli:
Monopoly! We all lost...
Amanda Niblick
Amanda Niblick:
"It's a new reality" according to the news . Get used to it.
Jason Aponte
Jason Aponte:
Civil u rest eventually next week or so. Speak on why the reserve marines were activated
So let me see they didn’t invest profits in the infrastructure of their electric grid so now they want the public to pay for it kind a like socialism
for rich people.
Ricky Spanish
Ricky Spanish:
PGE Begins to punish California Citizens for holding them accountable for their negligence.
Pedorosa Villales
Pedorosa Villales:
that’s ridiculous to make a customer pay for their mess.
Polly Helluva
Polly Helluva:
Wait a minute you’re turning off power to prevent something that may or may not happen
This is what you get when you sue PG&E for *not* cutting cutting the power.
Kevin Douglas
Kevin Douglas:
Wind "might" pick up, so let's cut power to everyone, for their own "safety".
Larry Beasley
Larry Beasley:
crazy California is gonna eat itself alive...
Tom Meyers
Tom Meyers:
Coming next. "If it's too hot we will shut down the Sidewalks. The smell could overwhelm you"
Paul Byrd
Paul Byrd:
To be honest This could be ongoing in California forever.
Diamond painting king
Diamond painting king:
Their doing anything they can just too cover their butts
knowslittle 1
knowslittle 1:
World's 4th largest economy and they can't get electric to people.
Arthur Morgan
Arthur Morgan:
Just imagine stephen hawking was still alive and lived in one of those counties and they turned the power off 😐
Charlene Morrison
Charlene Morrison:
bob o
bob o:
Third World Infrastructure
Charlotte Riddle
Charlotte Riddle:
This proves that the smart meters ARE CAUSING THE FIRES!!!
Blud Clot
Blud Clot:
Purge ordered by Gov Newsome.
J W:
Oh the fun of living in California, HUH?
Mike Eral
Mike Eral:
Don"t sue the power company and you wont get slapped.
Kyle Dailey
Kyle Dailey:
The press needs to hype up the fires, and make people feel unsafe, so the government can raise taxes to fight more fires.
Solid Mike P
Solid Mike P:
The Swarthy
The Swarthy:
California a joke.
john ross
john ross:
Perhaps they might shut down all sources of electricity like lightening storms too. This is very fishy for the kingdom of Califronia.
Craig Parker
Craig Parker:
Anyone that believes this deserves what they are doing.
my Google account
my Google account:
Ahhh yes. The company that killed people because they polluted their water with toxins.

Isn't America great....