Wednesday Top of the Scroll: Loss of power can hinder firefighters, but it’s a situation they plan for
The preemptive power outages, set to begin early Wednesday and extend for several days, could hamper firefighting efforts if blazes were to erupt in a blacked-out Bay Area community. That danger prompted fire departments and water districts on Tuesday to fill their tanks and water tenders, put backup generators in place and prepare for the worst.
- CBS News Sacramento: Some counties urging water conservation during PG&E power shutoff
- KRCR TV: Water worries in Chico: Cal Water says “you will have water”
- ABC10 News: Water services in Vacaville may be affected by PG&E power shutoffs
- Washington Post: As dangerous fire conditions target California, Weather Service is rethinking its warning system
- Phys.org: Study of past California wildfire activity suggest climate change will worsen future fires