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Pg&e Power Outage

People in #SanLuisObispo and #Templeton experienced power outages for unrelated reasons. PG&E could not immediately determine the causes of those outages. Later they have confirmed that it was caused by a downed wire. iSocket alerts you of outages by texting to your phone. Get an alert and act accordingly - e.g. start a generator. #PowerOut? #iSocket3G #PowerAlert

Outages Keep PG&E Crews Working Into The Night; More Than 30,000 Bay Area Homes Still In The Dark PG&E crews working to restore power as outages spread across Northern California. (courtesy: @PGE4Me)

The high winds has PG&E on high alert. They have moved some crews and resources from the southern part of their service area up to the Bay Area, in expectation of power outages.

from Business Wire

PG&E Delivers Best-Ever Reliability in 2015, Reduces Duration of Power Outages

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) delivered record electric reliability in 2015 with the average customer experiencing less than one out

from SFGate

2 sinkholes open up on San Francisco streets during rainstorm

A parched Bay Area may need the rain, but Wednesday’s storm caused power outages, trapped three cars in a flooded highway underpass, flooded more than a dozen homes, and triggered sinkholes, including a growing 15-by-15-foot crater at a San Francisco intersection. In the Richmond, the intersection was roped off Wednesday morning with yellow police tape and the hole surrounded by about 20 orange cones. Four backhoes and four PG&E maintenance trucks were at the scene, as crews worked through…

How big a fire risk are smart meters? A concerning story about what happened to a lot of PG&E customers here: http://www.news10.net/story/news/local/stockton/2015/03/30/stockton-crash-power-outage/70673802/ #smartmeters

from Bloglovin’

Photo (1000 Life Hacks)

Wow... Power outage in the cold of winter? You never know when you might need a heat source. This "life hack" is brilliant and simple as long as you keep the necessary items on hand: Bricks, terra cotta pot, tealight candles, matches.