Raging fires and hundreds of thousands without power. Officials fear it’s the ‘new abnormal’ for California

CNN | Oct 12, 2019 at 8:47 AM
  • Hen the power went out for almost 800,000 Californians this week to prevent wildfires, it was not the first time.
  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company cut electricity in parts of northern California on Wednesday to lower the risk of the company’s equipment starting a wildfire, a tactic it warned residents about in February.
  • As the dry winds increased, the company shut off power to areas that were marked unsafe.