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Santa Clara County declares emergency over PG&E power shutoff

Original post made on Oct 9, 2019

Santa Clara County has declared a state of emergency Wednesday because of PG&E's Public Safety Power Shutoff, which was set to affect the county around noon but has been postponed until later in the day.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 4:37 PM

Comments (4)

Posted by Total scam
a resident of another community
on Oct 9, 2019 at 9:02 pm

I just pulled up the wind speed map on weather.com and there are only a few small spots in the entire Bay Area with anything over 10mph as far out as that forecast goes (3am). What’s the deal with this shutdown?


Posted by Windy
a resident of Shoreline West
on Oct 10, 2019 at 6:43 am

The high winds are at altitude, where they hit the tall high voltage power lines and the distribution systems going through the hills.

Check out windy.com and use the slider on the right to see the difference between the forecasts higher up versus at the ground that show up on the usual weather sites


Posted by mike
a resident of Monta Loma
on Oct 10, 2019 at 12:09 pm

Be advised that your cell phone's tower may not be equipped with "standby" power alternators.


Posted by From Here
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Oct 10, 2019 at 9:19 pm

Oh my. No power what are we going to do! Idiots won’t be able to charge their Tesla’s and may not be able to use their precious phone. What a joke this town is now.


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