Friedman's Home ImprovementLocal residence enchancment center in northern California. PG&E stated it was informing prospects by text and e mail about the place and when power can be cut. But its web site, the place it directed people to verify whether or not their addresses would be affected, wasn’t working most of the day Tuesday and Wednesday morning after being overloaded with guests. Native police departments and metropolis and county officials were additionally sending auto-text and telephone alerts as a part of a system that native authorities urged residents to join after final yr’s devastating wildfires.

Minteer serves as guide to 30 True Worth stores in the Northern California areas, including 18 that had no electricity because of the outage. All 18 have stayed open, with half of them utilizing mills, he said. He mentioned True Value is utilizing this experience to better prepare for future outages. One lesson realized? The chain … Read more

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