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Power outage The power outage beginning today will affect service for some 800,000 PG&E customers (credit: Dreamstime).

SAN FRANCISCO—Due to its outdated equipment in many parts of the state, PG&E confirmed that it will proceed with power shutoffs in portions of 34 counties in California, which will affect service for nearly 800,000 customers. The utility company plans to turn off power in areas early Wednesday, shortly after midnight on October 8.

Citing red flag concerns, the power company will begin shutting off power to communities in several stages, depending on wind conditions, starting with counties in the northern part of the state. PG&E has been notifying affected customers via automated calls, texts and emails.

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is an editor for the south and west regions of GlobeSt.com. She has 25-plus years of real estate experience, with a regional PR role at Grubb & Ellis and a national communications position at MMI. Brown also spent 10 years as executive director at NAIOP San Francisco Bay Area chapter, where she led the organization to achieving its first national award honors and recognition on Capitol Hill. She has written extensively on commercial real estate topics and edited numerous pieces on the subject.

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