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warning - Northern California Could Have Power Turned Off Due to Fire Risk

Discussion in 'The Main Board' started by twp, Oct 8, 2019 at 7:06 PM.

  1. twp

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    Over it. Politics at play here.
     
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    Next comes the begging for more budget money...
     
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    California is a 3rd world country now.
     
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    Aging infrastructure not being maintained or upgraded.
     
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    Even when I was a kid, we called PG&E, Pacific Graft and Extortion
     
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    Mark Twain once said something like..."The coldest winter I ever spent was the summer I spent in San Francisco". I was raised in Pacific Grove, PRK on Monterey Bay... It does get cold and the moisture makes it feel much worse.
     
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    But the citizens of Kalifornia don't matter. They can just move south, right? Right? Oh, wait, why are people from South American trying to get into Kalifornia? Do they know something we don't?
     
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    I think this certainly qualifies as a situation for which one Should Prep... I wonder how many actually did so this time around? (@Atlas, you don't count in this case...:D)

    It may turn into a week long power outage, if the winds keep up. Watch for wildfires from people cooking over fire pits.
     
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    Conserving fuel and batteries, we've been off since 0600. Don't know when it'll be back on. Might be 5 days.
     
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    Escape From California - Now playing at homes and businesses across the State.
     
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    i'm in texas.but yet i have items that can be handy to have in situations like that.

    lanterns with D or AAA rechargeable batteries.


    a rechargeable lantern that can be pluged into a electric outlet or car lighter.

    solar battery charger.

    Rechargeable batteries

    80 watt power converter that plugs into a car lighter.in which i can use my electric battery chargers with it.

    a car lighter that works when ignition is turned off.

    1 battery operated fan.that my mom had bought.

    propane camp stove if needed..< think electric stove and oven.and the natural gas companies (probably) won't be running.

    oil lamps if the weather is cool or cold.i need a lil buddy heater.
     
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    San Jose received a one day notice of the shutdown.
     
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    How is this effecting cell phone towers? I've not see any reports on this. I did see that Ham repeaters are going out, as reported in another thread.
     
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