On October 8th 2019 PG&E intentionally turned of the power to almost a million businesses and homes. The kicker is that they did this because they though there were going to be high winds that might spark a fire, that wind storm never transpired. Not a blow, not a sneeze of wind activity.
Due to the power outages traffic in some places area at a stand still, lines for gas extend blocks and blocks and still no storm. The loss to businesses and the loss of income for hundreds of thousands of people is yet to be fully realized.
To make this tragic even even worse it could take days for PG&E to restore power.