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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Comments • 2 054

  • 360EagleEye
    360EagleEye  4 minutes back

    south africas electrical failings are constant and increasing. Thought : removing the "power" from humanity. This song is a group spreading the word Little light heartedness in hardtimes

    • ken pen
      ken pen  5 hours back

      A glimpse into the future for the uk, not necessarily over wild fires, but other events like powerful electric storms, flooding, and the uptake of electric cars, vans, and buses, will all pile on a grid system that is not prepared to meet these challenges. Once a large section of the grid goes down it is very difficult to reenergise. This what has been happing in California!

      • davetileguy
        davetileguy  1 days back

        Burn baby burn...

        • bigbangnone
          bigbangnone  2 days 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  3 days 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  3 days 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  3 days back

                  PG&E (Poisonous Gases & Explosions)

                  • Katsquirrel
                    Katsquirrel  4 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  5 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  5 days back

                        The only thing missing is Kim Jong Un

                        • Bucky Pinata
                          Bucky Pinata  5 days back

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

                          • Sollous
                            Sollous  5 days back

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

                            • gloryboundkev
                              gloryboundkev  5 days back

                              Looting and Muslim attacks are next

                              • gloryboundkev
                                gloryboundkev  5 days back

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

                                • CarmineFragione
                                  CarmineFragione  5 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  5 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  6 days back

                                      Democrats. That's all , socialism take a look

                                      • David Snyder
                                        David Snyder  6 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.  7 days back

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

                                          • Warlan Tactical
                                            Warlan Tactical  7 days back


                                            • flying fast
                                              flying fast  7 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  7 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  7 days back


                                                  • gjonezy9
                                                    gjonezy9  7 days back

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

                                                    What is wireless power transfer?

                                                    • Gina ChildFree
                                                      Gina ChildFree  7 days back

                                                      BURY THE POWER LINES

                                                      • Michael De santa
                                                        Michael De santa  1 weeks back

                                                        Pge is owned by the the Rothschilds

                                                        • Cliff Williams
                                                          Cliff Williams  1 weeks back

                                                          False flag again!

                                                          • Bob Singh
                                                            Bob Singh  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back


                                                              • Gary Steele
                                                                Gary Steele  1 weeks back

                                                                So, backfires are a good idea?

                                                                • Ruthie May
                                                                  Ruthie May  1 weeks back

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

                                                                  • mystique
                                                                    mystique  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                      Can anybody explain this?

                                                                      • Franklin Sharp
                                                                        Franklin Sharp  1 weeks back

                                                                        Looks like PG&E have been proven innocent!

                                                                        • gRosh08
                                                                          gRosh08  1 weeks back

                                                                          gta in California due to power outage?

                                                                          • Brad Lyons
                                                                            Brad Lyons  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                • Joe Powell
                                                                                  Joe Powell  1 weeks back

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

                                                                                  • Huntersmoonx Grim
                                                                                    Huntersmoonx Grim  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks 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  1 weeks back

                                                                                            BULLSHYT! this is a martial law drill

                                                                                            • Well Wisdom
                                                                                              Well Wisdom  1 weeks back

                                                                                              This is madness.

                                                                                              • David Paulk
                                                                                                David Paulk  1 weeks back

                                                                                                Commiefornia.Stupid voters reaping what they sow.

                                                                                                • Tina Shay
                                                                                                  Tina Shay  1 weeks 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!