Two California utilities said they may cut power to more than 900,000 customers for days starting after midnight Wednesday morning because of dry winds that could down power lines and cause fires.
So far, live updates show 500k are without power right now.
This feels like a scary solution to me for a couple reasons. Blackouts like these result in increased mortality rates. And also, many residents are kicking on gasoline, diesel, or natural gas generators. Burning combustion engines will run throughout the dry forests of California as long as the power is out. Does that seem like a hazard?
Are there more feasible permanent solutions PG&E and Southern California Edison should be focusing on?