Just a guess, but in those areas where the power is off I would bet you can’t even buy a generator.
None of the point of sales stations, or checkouts will be working.
The 2 grocery stores here in our town keep the old cash register machines for our winter time and occasional summer time power outages.
The little town I live near in Trinity county runs off hydro power and the distribution lines run through some pretty deep forest; yes, even we have to do a LOT more tree cutting.
I’m at the end of the line and the TPUD right of way is on about 4 or 5 acres of my land, don’t like power outages and don’t like fire even more.
Have chain saw, will (already have) cut any and all trees that represent a danger.
I bet I could load up a trailer rig with 200 generators (buying for $1k each) and sell them off the back of the rig in the affected area for $1,500.
Within six months, I bet the state passes legislation to limit generator sales, and hinder the normal guy from getting one.