Skip to comments.How power shutoffs are changing California's way of life
Posted on 12/25/2019 7:43:53 AM PST by karpov
SACRAMENTO, Calif. Joe Fatula left the Bay Area in 2017 wanting to settle down in the mountains somewhere quiet. He chose Colfax, a small town rich with Gold Country history, and became mayor last year with the goal of boosting business on Main Street.
But his sanctuary turned apocalyptic in October. Every gas station, grocery store and restaurant closed due to massive power shutoffs as part of the state's efforts to avoid a major wildfire. The mayor found himself loaning out his personal pickup truck and RV, which have built-in generators, to the town's 2,000 residents as they scrambled to save food in their refrigerators, charge their phones and find a way to stay warm.
At all levels of government from state officials to small-town mayors California leaders are in uncharted territory, and scrambling to adjust their plans and operations to the realities of regular disruption. For now, their only answer to calamitous wildfires is shutting off power to millions of residents in advance, which residents now lament as a man-made disaster. Mike McGuire, the state senator representing the Santa Rosa area devastated by fires in 2017, said California is the canary in the coal mine" as climate change threatens to upend life across the world.
Residents in some of California's most bucolic settings are stuck figuring it out on their own, rich and poor, urban and rural alike. While Fatula navigated his working-class community with generators in his pickup, NBA star LeBron James was forced to flee his estate near Los Angeles in the middle of the night, "driving around with my family trying to get rooms," he said in a tweet.
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Those folks better be getting used to it. If the guberment has its way and makes the power company a guberment entity they better be building root cellers and learn how to home can, make candles and ride horses.
[[[Mike McGuire, the state senator representing the Santa Rosa area devastated by fires in 2017, said California is the canary in the coal mine” as climate change threatens to upend life across the world.]]]
LOL. Yeah, that’s what we’ll tell the suckers.
Quit your damn Whining!, this is the Green New Deal in Action, Your so called solution to Non Existent Man Made Global Warming, is EXACTLY This, Go Back to life in the 1800’s!
Any complaints? go see Greta!
Right. The absolutely insane bans on Natural Gas is worth noting. The better home generators can be powered by your homes Natural Gas unless of course it’s banned. NG is one of the cleanest burning fuels in the world.
Climate, climate, climate. Russia, Russia, Russia. These CA politicians operate at the level of grammar school. Wish we could move.
Every home and business in those areas needs to get a generator. Use the power company when it’s useful, use the generator when it’s not.
Why? If you read the article you would know that the federal government is replacing the supposed food lost to EBT (SNAP) recipients. Apparently they are the only ones who lost food stores.
Mike McGuire, the state senator representing the Santa Rosa area devastated by fires in 2017, said California is the canary in the coal mine” as climate change threatens to upend life across the world.
Just blame it on climate change.
Get the Heck Out
Mike McGuire, wasnt he the one who hit all those home runs with Sammy Sooser?
LeBron was driving around [Gasp]!
Isnt that illegal yet?
They ought to bring in large generators, hook them up, fire them up, and start some consumin’ (ernest hollings accent) of them thar fossil fools.
“climate change” = lefty stupidity
When you let stupid people rule you civilization dies.
That is the change in the “climate”.
Stay the Hell out of Texas
Mike McGuire, the state senator representing the Santa Rosa area devastated by fires in 2017, said California is the canary in the coal mine as climate change threatens to upend life across the world.
Ill take Nazi big lie manipulative political slogans for a $1000 Alex.
“...left the Bay Area in 2017 ...he chose Colfax, a small town rich with Gold Country history, and became mayor last year.
Scoldilocks for State Senator.
“Get the Heck Out
Yes, everyone please leave.
If you were not born here, go back where you came from.
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