by Katy Grimes
As Appearing in the California Globe
Gov. Gavin Newsom Struggles To Stay In Control
More than 2.5 million Californians are without power in 36 counties, while parts of the state burn. Utilities warn the power outages could go on for up to five days.
Sunday, Governor Gavin Newsom declared a statewide emergency due to the effects of high-winds which have resulted in fires and evacuations across the state, Gov. Newsom said in a press statement,“We are deploying every resource available, and are coordinating with numerous agencies as we continue to respond to these fires. It is critical that people in evacuation zones heed the warnings from officials and first responders, and have the local and state resources they need as we fight these fires.”
The Kincade Fire in Sonoma County has burned more than 30,000 acres, destroyed homes and structures, and led to the evacuation of roughly 200,000 people. The Tick Fire in Southern California has also destroyed structures, threatened homes and critical infrastructure, and caused the evacuation of tens of thousands of residents, the press statement said.
PG&E maps out the power outages, as well as offering a city list where you can look up your city’s status.