Fire Survivors Express Frustration After Planned Power Shutoff – October 15, 2019

Nearly two million in the state lost power last week in PG&E’s public safety power shutoff. But in one Northern California town, residents have not had access to power for nearly a year.

The utility shut off power last week as a way to help prevent wildfires from starting during dangerous conditions.

As part of a five-part series dedicated to the anniversaries of the Tubbs and Camp Fires, we look into how these two communities were affected by the blackouts. North State Public Radio’s Sarah Bohannon reports.

Listen to the first story in the series at

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