PG&E begins power outage in California due to wildfire threat

  • Published: 09 October 2019
  • Millions of people in California could be without electricity for days. PG&E started shutting off power overnight in more than half of California's 58 counties in what the company is calling an "unprecedented wildfire danger." Roughly 800,000 customers are expected to be impacted. Jonathan Vigliotti reports.

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  • bigbangnone
    bigbangnone  11 minutes back

    There is a recall petition going around to recall CA Gov Gavin Newsom - Find it and sign it !!!

    • STAGING & LIGHTING SensatioN

      Jajajajaja keep sewing guys .naw you pay for it. USA usa USSR take over

      • A.LaVerne Filan
        A.LaVerne Filan  12 hours back

        If there are any firefighter's in California who are temporarily unemployed you might try amusing yourself by watching a YouTube video, 'Evie Tornquist It Only Takes a Spark ✝️ Pass it on-smyrnaoslo'. She even sing's it in two language's to inspire more sparking!

        • SeedPlanter
          SeedPlanter  21 hours back

          Wtf is wrong with utube? Everything is a week old..Pg&e and the Rothchilds are up to something .And its not good

          • Philip Lane
            Philip Lane  1 days back

            PG&E (Poisonous Gases & Explosions)

            • Katsquirrel
              Katsquirrel  2 days back

              Just think of all the emissions that are not being released into the atmosphere.... California saving the world from climate change single-handedly 😂😂

              • Randy Boisa
                Randy Boisa  2 days back

                A democratic run California state with the highest gasoline prices, power prices, sales tax, property tax in the nation, human feces, vomit, urine on the sidewalks of every California Democratic run big city free health care from the tax payers for ileagle  "Immigrants", and now third world black outs every time the wind supposedly blows

                • Craven Morehead
                  Craven Morehead  3 days back

                  The only thing missing is Kim Jong Un

                  • Bucky Pinata
                    Bucky Pinata  3 days back

                    What is the issue? Look at it as fighting global's what Kalifornia wants....

                    • Sollous
                      Sollous  3 days back

                      This is what I feared, an electric car's worst nightmare.

                      • gloryboundkev
                        gloryboundkev  3 days back

                        Looting and Muslim attacks are next

                        • gloryboundkev
                          gloryboundkev  3 days back

                          California power lines are underground. The main lines are too strong and high to be affected. They want more money.

                          • CarmineFragione
                            CarmineFragione  3 days back

                            This is a ruse. High winds, topple rocks off cliffs that strike with electron charges and causes sparks, in the wind . Semi Arid zones need the brush cut and trees cut to manage wild fires. But instead of the truth , they shut off the Electricity to create a NEW MYTH. Fires would start even if no human population was present, it is a natural outcome . But to blame electricity has implications of creating false beliefs , and then hurt the people, to cause some sort of revolutionary change.
                            But if you say, simply cut the brush, create the jobs for those who cannot find work , and benefit society, they will say you are anti environmentalists , because you want to cut down the trees . So they have vast great forest fires, which blacken the skies with more carbon than any human cause, but it works to promote their revolution,

                            • T West
                              T West  3 days back

                              Come on CBS - let's hear your liberal spin on California's paradise lost! We know what you will say i.e. it's Trump fault! LOL!

                              • THESEADOG82
                                THESEADOG82  3 days back

                                Democrats. That's all , socialism take a look

                                • David Snyder
                                  David Snyder  4 days back

                         was given to U.S. from GOD ! through " Our Founding Fathers ", and has brought it forward to U.S.A. TODAY ,  to Destroy the Evil in and from DC !

                                  • M.A. M.R.
                                    M.A. M.R.  4 days back

                                    Thats trump country in those north California mountains so let them starve.

                                    • Warlan Tactical
                                      Warlan Tactical  4 days back


                                      • flying fast
                                        flying fast  4 days back

                                        I'm sorry but that whole area needs to convert to solar energy whatever Solar Company can make a house with stainable is going to make a lot of money in that area and also they could run natural gas lines and have natural gas generators for when the risk is high for Fires for right now

                                        • mohider khana
                                          mohider khana  5 days back

                                          Wildfire ? or fire set by MS13 garbage paid for by demorats to distract you while they pass 17 Gun laws and take away your 2A nd 1A ( no repeaters on state land ) ??? wake up ... Oh , guess who did not do forest land management and brush clearing to prevent wildfires !?

                                          • Suzanne
                                            Suzanne  5 days back


                                            • gjonezy9
                                              gjonezy9  5 days back

                                              Hey, California... I have some of that there electricity for sale.

                                              What is wireless power transfer?

                                              • Gina ChildFree
                                                Gina ChildFree  5 days back

                                                BURY THE POWER LINES

                                                • Michael De santa
                                                  Michael De santa  5 days back

                                                  Pge is owned by the the Rothschilds

                                                  • Cliff Williams
                                                    Cliff Williams  5 days back

                                                    False flag again!

                                                    • Bob Singh
                                                      Bob Singh  5 days back

                                                      And yet no one is talking about the obvious arson that is going on. Tweakers and the Fire
                                                      Departments themselves - yeah I said it !

                                                      • j smith
                                                        j smith  5 days back


                                                        • Gary Steele
                                                          Gary Steele  5 days back

                                                          So, backfires are a good idea?

                                                          • Ruthie May
                                                            Ruthie May  5 days back

                                                            California is a third world country. Kick them out of the US and DON'T give them any financial AID!!!

                                                            • mystique
                                                              mystique  5 days back

                                                              While I'm watching this video, I remember the situation in the USSR around 85-89 last century. I think the USA now is before the collapse.

                                                              • Rolo Roberts
                                                                Rolo Roberts  5 days back

                                                                Can anybody explain this?

                                                                • Franklin Sharp
                                                                  Franklin Sharp  5 days back

                                                                  Looks like PG&E have been proven innocent!

                                                                  • gRosh08
                                                                    gRosh08  5 days back

                                                                    gta in California due to power outage?

                                                                    • Brad Lyons
                                                                      Brad Lyons  5 days back

                                                                      Would California's electrical power grid system be safer today had multi-billionaire John Pierpont Morgan allowed Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse to set up America's electrical power grid as a wireless system by using longitudinal scalar wave transmission of electricity instead of using electrical power lines? Purportedly, J.P. Morgan had refused to finance Nikola Tesla's original idea to set up America's electrical power grid as a wireless system because Nikola Tesla had admitted to J.P. Morgan that there was no conceivable way to attach electric utility meters to each property address to measure and keep track of how much electricity each property would use on a month-to-month basis. Perhpas Nikola Tesla's original idea was for citizens to pay a monthly flat rate fee or tax to use electricity, but without electric utility meters to measure and keep track of how much electricity each property address was using on a monthly basis.

                                                                      • tcwaterdrill
                                                                        tcwaterdrill  5 days back

                                                                        How does those laws that California past that make the power companies responible for the fire damage caused by high winds and dry weather look now. I don't blame the power companies for cutting power to these areas, nothing like cuting off the power to these areas to stop the wildfires, PG&E is only trying to look out for the safety of everyone in that area. Take time to check back before electricity came to that area, did they ever have wildfires?

                                                                        • Ms12345678ab
                                                                          Ms12345678ab  6 days back

                                                                          Why are they not shutting the power off in Southern California where all the liberals live

                                                                          • Joe Powell
                                                                            Joe Powell  6 days back

                                                                            DO NOT WATCH TV NEWS PEOPLE!!!!!!

                                                                            • Huntersmoonx Grim
                                                                              Huntersmoonx Grim  6 days back

                                                                              Jeez Californians, you have fires, power outages, poo, needles, massive homeless, ancient plagues. TRY electing Republicans and see if things get better. They can't do worse. What next under the socialist democrats, locusts and frogs????

                                                                              • Dragunov Bushcraft
                                                                                Dragunov Bushcraft  6 days back

                                                                                Well, when you suit a company, AFTER you've tied their hands, with not allowing them to clear brush, trim trees, and continue electing idiot environazis, you get what's coming to you. Suck it up.

                                                                                • Ron Stokes
                                                                                  Ron Stokes  6 days back

                                                                                  Deforestation, cleaning up their own back yard could have helped. Blame pg&e but blame the government and treehuggers too.

                                                                                  • fox mulder
                                                                                    fox mulder  6 days back

                                                                                    Pg and e started the camp fires with their SMART METERS#! They can be used to literally blow ur homes up get rid of them!

                                                                                    • fox mulder
                                                                                      fox mulder  6 days back

                                                                                      BULLSHYT! this is a martial law drill

                                                                                      • Well Wisdom
                                                                                        Well Wisdom  6 days back

                                                                                        This is madness.

                                                                                        • David Paulk
                                                                                          David Paulk  6 days back

                                                                                          Commiefornia.Stupid voters reaping what they sow.

                                                                                          • Tina Shay
                                                                                            Tina Shay  6 days back

                                                                                            55 mile an hour winds? What? A Garage door has to be able to withstand at least 70 mile per hour winds... There are no wind regulations for a Transmission Line? Yes, there are!
                                                                                            Where are the inspection reports for these lines? They are supposed to be public record. There are regulations that say the lines have to be inspected... those inspectors are out there all the time! They even fly the lines in helicopters looking for damage... don't believe this crap! They have sub stations at certain intervals that can tell by the current flow if there is damage to a line somewhere... don't believe what they are saying here!

                                                                                            • scotsrfun scotsrfun
                                                                                              scotsrfun scotsrfun  6 days back

                                                                                              Its like a corporate take over, that use to happen in the 80's & 90's. But California is the one taking PG&E over. Sued them and wins. PG&E probably figured it was a waste of time to fight it, so now they look guilty no matter if they are or not guilty. Now California steps in and buys it for penny's, and then the stock miraculously rebounds, because California goes to court and gets the fine reduced. California changes it sign as you are going into it that says Welcome To Socialism. (Watch for deep down grades.)

                                                                                              • doliio volay
                                                                                                doliio volay  6 days back

                                                                                                I call bs! They need to fix this and leave the residents alone. Power out, give me a f*** break

                                                                                                • Mr. GTO
                                                                                                  Mr. GTO  6 days back

                                                                                                  WHY is the power out in heavily populated city areas with NO HIGH WINDS?? I
                                                                                                  understand shutting off power up in the hills and mountains where trees
                                                                                                  fall over and take out power lines...