Vacaville Resident Asking For Help During Outages

Vacaville Resident Asking For Help During Outages


500,000 CUSTOMERS ACROSS NORTHERN CALIFORNIA GETTING SET FOR THE LARGEST PLANNED POWER OUTAGE IN STATE HISTORY. THE BLACKOUTS HAPPENING BETWEEN MIDNIGHT AND 4:00 A.M. THE OUTAGES ARE AFFECTING PORTIONS OF 34 COUNTIES AND THEY COULD LAST FOR SEVERAL DAYS. IF FULLY IMPLEMENTED. CBS13’S ROB MALCOLM IS LIVE FOR US IN SOLANO COUNTY WITH THE POWER SHUT-OFF PREPARATIONS AND HOW THEY PROVE TO BE DIFFICULT FOR SOME RESIDENTS. THAT’S RIGHT. GOOD EVENING. SOLANO COUNTY AND MANY OTHER AREAS PREPARE FOR THIS MASSIVE PG&E POWER OUTAGE. SOME PEOPLE WE SPOKE WITH TONIGHT SAID ALL THE PLANNING IN THE WORLD COULDN’T PREPARE THEM FOR WHAT’S TO COME. TERRIFYING BECAUSE WHAT DO YOU DO? Reporter: DEBBIE MEDINA WORRIES ABOUT LOSING ELECTRICITY MORE THAN MOST. HER CPAP AND OXYGEN GENERATORS KEEP HER ALIVE. DEBBIE IS ONE OF 32,000 SOLANO COUNTY RESIDENTS FACING A PG&E PUBLIC SAFETY POWER SHUT-OFF BECAUSE OF HIGH FIRE DANGERS IN THE FORECAST. THE UTILITY HAS SET UP COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTERS IN EACH OF THE AFFECTED COUNTIES INCLUDING THIS ONE IN VACAVILLE. DEBBIE CAN’T GET THERE BECAUSE SHE’S CONFINED TO A WHEELCHAIR. WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF BECAUSE I KNOW I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE. Reporter: WE SPOKE WITH PG&E AND THEY SAID FOR MEDICAL BASELINE CUSTOMERS LIKE DEBBIE, THEY’LL BE CHECKING DOOR TO DOOR. ALL DEBBIE CAN DO IS STAND BY AND WAIT TO SEE IF PG&E PULLS THE PLUG. EVERYONE IS PRAYING AT MIDNIGHT THEY’RE NOT GOING TO TURN THIS OFF. BACK HERE LIVE, IF YOU LIVE IN A POWER OUTAGE AREA AND YOU’RE WORRIED ABOUT BEING ABLE TO MANUALLY GET YOUR CAR OUT OF THE GARAGE IN THE CASE OF A FIRE

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