Megan Thee Stallion celebrated the honor on her Instagram.
Megan Thee Stallion celebrated the honor on her Instagram.
(Bloomberg) -- California’s largest utility, PG&E Corp., began cutting power to as many as 361,000 homes and businesses to prevent live wires from falling and sparking blazes as the most powerful winds of this year’s wildfire season roar across the state.The outages -- impacting an estimated 1.1 million people -- come as precariously low humidity and winds of up to 70 miles (113 kilometers) per hour drive up the risk of fires, according to a statement. Utilities in Southern California are also warning they may need to cut power.The blackouts are the latest blow for a state that’s been battered by violent weather and has already seen a record 4.1 million acres (1.66 million hectares) scorched this year. PG&E has previously cut power four times in 2020 to prevent falling wires from igniting blazes in a region that’s tinder dry from heat and drought. This round is the biggest yet as an estimated 4.2 million people are at risk from extreme fire conditions, according to the National Weather Service.“This event looks particularly dangerous due to a combination of factors that we continue to track,” said Scott Strenfel, PG&E’s head of meteorology and fire science. Bone dry air will accompany the strong winds that are expected to pick up throughout the day on Sunday, he said.By Monday, humidity will be as low as 6% in Redding and just 5% in Grass Valley, according to the National Weather Service. It comes as the state is already riddled with dry brush and grasses due to some of the warmest temperatures record over the last nine months, according to the U.S. National Centers for Environmental Information.PG&E is cutting power in stages. It began at 10 a.m. local time Sunday in the Northern Sierra region and will continue through Monday evening, the company said. The outages will hit 36 counties that include the San Francisco Bay area, the Sierra Nevada foothills, the Central Valley and the Central Coast.The blackouts may hit densely populated parts of the San Francisco metropolitan area, including portions of Oakland, Berkeley and Marin County -- cutting power to many residents as they are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. The city of Berkeley advised residents living in the hills to evacuate due to the fire risk, according to a statement.In Southern California, Edison International said about 75,000 customers could lose power beginning Monday. That’s about 225,000 people based on the size of the average California household. Sempra Energy’s San Diego Gas & Electric Co. is considering about 21,000 outages.And Pacific Power, owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., said it could switch off power in Northern California and Southern Oregon on Sunday due to the gusts, according to a statement.Much of the U.S. West is at risk from wildfires as dry weather and stiff winds turn hillsides, forests and scrub land into tinderboxes. In Colorado, two of the largest fires in state history have forced the closure of Rocky Mountain National Park and triggered the evacuation of nearby towns.More than 8 million people across California will be in high-risk zones, including the cities of Sacramento, Stockton, and San Bernardino, the U.S. Storm Prediction Center said in its long-range forecast.The outages come on the heels of a blistering heat wave that gripped California earlier this month, driving temperatures to record daily highs. In August, a freak lightning storm sparked more than 150 wildfires in 24 hours. Days before that, the state’s grid operator ordered the first rotating outages since the Enron-era energy crisis of 2001 as scorching weather sent electricity demand surging.PG&E began resorting to preventative shutoffs after its equipment caused some of California’s worst blazes, forcing the company into bankruptcy last year. PG&E emerged from Chapter 11 in July after having paid $25.5 billion to resolve fire claims.(Adds outage details beginning in sixth paragraph.)For more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.
The Mercedes driver's 92nd victory was one of his most crushing, Hamilton lapping all but three rivals at the Portuguese Grand Prix. Hamilton took the chequered flag a huge 25 seconds ahead of second placed team mate Valtteri Bottas, who had led at the end of the first lap. The six-times world champion, who joined Mercedes from McLaren in 2013 and is now set for a record-equalling seventh title, was just as quick to thank his team mates at track and factory afterwards.
The Open Road release declined 44% from its opening frame and has taken in $7.5 million in its first 10 days in North America. The distributor added screens in New York state following New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's decision to give movie theaters outside of New York City permission to reopen at reduced capacity starting on Oct. 23.
The small craft went down in a wooded neighborhood in Woodbranch Sunday morning.
A passenger in a car driven by Migos rapper Offset was arrested Saturday on charges of carrying a concealed, loaded firearm, police said.
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Democratic nominee Joe Biden substantially leads his Republican opponent Donald Trump as the Arab world's preferred candidate in next month's US presidential candidate, an opinion poll indicated Sunday.
In an interview with Chris Wallace, the rapper and actor defended working on the Platinum Plan despite backlash.
A Singapore arbitration panel has put on hold Future Group's $3.38 billion asset sale to Reliance Industries <RELI.NS>, an interim win for Amazon.com Inc <AMZN.O> which had alleged the deal between the Indian firms breached some existing agreements. Amazon received an emergency order to halt the companies from proceeding with the deal until an arbitration tribunal is formed, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters. Amazon last year bought a 49% stake in Future Coupons Ltd, which owns a 7.3% stake in Future Retail.
The backlash against President Emmanuel Macron's comments on Islam intensified Sunday, with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan again urging him to have "mental checks" and protests in Muslim-majority nations.
Donald Trump's chief of staff said Sunday that "we're not going to control the pandemic," drawing a rebuke from the Biden campaign that "they are admitting defeat."
A nest of Asian giant hornets – "murder hornets" – was wiped out Saturday to protect honeybees in an area of Washington state.
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Despite a more civil and often substantive discussion of important issues for voters in the Keystone State than in the first presidential debate earlier this month, voters here told MarketWatch that the proceeding did little to change their minds, just 12 days from Election Day.
A young man who "liked" a gruesome Twitter picture showing French teacher Samuel Paty after he was murdered has been charged with glorifying terrorism, French authorities said Sunday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Florida's rising number of COVID-19 cases could be the leading edge of a dangerous spike that could continue for months as the state remains wide open for business, tourism and education, public health experts warn. A decline of cases since the summer surge is over, four weeks into the state's Phase 3 reopening of bars and restaurants at full service, state and national ...
"You have changed my life for the better," Russell Wilson wrote to his wife Ciara
Adele was rolling deep in praise after her first “Saturday Night Live” hosting gig.
The stock market could go either way, along with leaders such as Microsoft and Tesla. It's peak earnings week as elections loom and coronavirus cases surge.
Raiders coach Jon Gruden will have to face the team he took to a Super Bowl title in 2002 despite being without his entire starting offensive line for most of the week. Gruden isn’t happy about it. Per a league source, Gruden is “livid” that the game wasn’t postponed to Monday or Tuesday night, in [more]