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For People with Medical Needs, California Power Shutoffs Can Cause Extra Complications

Credit: KTXL
Published on October 30, 2019 - Duration: 01:58s

For People with Medical Needs, California Power Shutoffs Can Cause Extra Complications

For people with medical needs, Pacific Gas & Electric's public safety power shut offs can cause extra problems that can potentially become dangerous.

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For People with Medical Needs, California Power Shutoffs Can Cause Extra Complications

HE'S LOST AT LEAST 10 VIALSOF INSULIN SIX HOURS UNDERBOIL WATER TO WASH DISHESBOIL WATER TO WASH DISHESBECAUSE IT'S JUST IT'S ABECAUSE IT'S JUST IT'S ACONDITION THE CHARACTERS HAVECONDITION THE CHARACTERS HAVELIVED THROUGH TWICE NOW THREECONDITION THE CHARACTERS HAVELIVED THROUGH TWICE NOW THREEAND A HALF WEEKS AGO ANLIVED THROUGH TWICE NOW THREEAND A HALF WEEKS AGO ANAND A HALF WEEKS AGO ANAUTOMATED RECORDING INFORMEDAUTOMATED RECORDING INFORMEDTHEM THAT THEIR POWER WOULDTHEM THAT THEIR POWER WOULDBE SHUT OFF JUST THREE HOURSBE SHUT OFF JUST THREE HOURSBEFORE IT HAPPENED.

IT WASBEFORE IT HAPPENED.

IT WASOUT FOR APPROXIMATELY FOUROUT FOR APPROXIMATELY FOURAND A HALF DAYS.

THEN THISAND A HALF DAYS.

THEN THISPAST SATURDAY THEY LOST POWERPAST SATURDAY THEY LOST POWERAGAIN.

IT CAME BACK ON BEFOREAGAIN.

IT CAME BACK ON BEFORENOON TODAY BUT IT'S EXPECTEDNOON TODAY BUT IT'S EXPECTEDTO BE SHUT OFF AGAIN BY 4:00NOON TODAY BUT IT'S EXPECTEDTO BE SHUT OFF AGAIN BY 4:00P.M.

THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SINCETO BE SHUT OFF AGAIN BY 4:00P.M.

THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

SINCEP.M.

THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

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BRENT'S DOCTOR TOLDIN THE MORNING AND TWICE ATNIGHT.

BRENT'S DOCTOR TOLDNIGHT.

BRENT'S DOCTOR TOLDHIM THE INSULIN NEEDS TO BEHIM THE INSULIN NEEDS TO BEAT AROUND 38 DEGREES OR ELSEAT AROUND 38 DEGREES OR ELSEIT COULD CAUSE A BAD REACTIONIT COULD CAUSE A BAD REACTIONWHERE I COULD DIE FROM IT.WHERE I COULD DIE FROM IT.AFTER TAKING SUCH A BIG HITAFTER TAKING SUCH A BIG HITFINANCIALLY BRENT CALLED PGFINANCIALLY BRENT CALLED PGTO SEE IF THE COMPANY COULDTO SEE IF THE COMPANY COULDREIMBURSE SOME OF THE LOSTREIMBURSE SOME OF THE LOSTFUNDS BUT WAS TOLD PGFUNDS BUT WAS TOLD PGPOLICY.

QUOTE UNQUOTE THATPOLICY.

QUOTE UNQUOTE THATWE'RE NOT TO REIMBURSEWE'RE NOT TO REIMBURSEANYONE.

THIS VERY ARROGANTANYONE.

THIS VERY ARROGANTSUPERVISOR CAME ON ANDINFORMED ME THAT IT WAS MYWIFE AND MYSELF FAULT THATWIFE AND MYSELF FAULT THATTHE THAT WE LOST EVERYTHING.THE THAT WE LOST EVERYTHING.THE COUPLE SAYS A SUPERVISORTHE COUPLE SAYS A SUPERVISORSAID THEY SHOULD HAVETHE COUPLE SAYS A SUPERVISORSAID THEY SHOULD HAVEPURCHASED A GENERATOR.

AND ISAID THEY SHOULD HAVEPURCHASED A GENERATOR.

AND IPURCHASED A GENERATOR.

AND ISAID WELL WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYSAID WELL WE DIDN'T HAVE ANYIDEA IT WAS GOING OUT UNTILIDEA IT WAS GOING OUT UNTILTHREE OR FOUR HOURS BEFORETHREE OR FOUR HOURS BEFORETHE EVENT HAPPENED.

AFTERTHE EVENT HAPPENED.

AFTERLIVING IN THE AREA FOR 30LIVING IN THE AREA FOR 30YEARS THE CHARACTERS DIDN'TLIVING IN THE AREA FOR 30YEARS THE CHARACTERS DIDN'TBELIEVE THIS WOULD BECOME AYEARS THE CHARACTERS DIDN'TBELIEVE THIS WOULD BECOME ABELIEVE THIS WOULD BECOME AREGULAR THING BUT HAVE SINCEREGULAR THING BUT HAVE SINCEPURCHASED A GENERATOR.

BUTPURCHASED A GENERATOR.

BUTTHEY DON'T EXPECT TO HAVE ITTHEY DON'T EXPECT TO HAVE ITBEFORE NOVEMBER 12TH.

SINCETHEY DON'T EXPECT TO HAVE ITBEFORE NOVEMBER 12TH.

SINCEMOST OF THEM ARE COMING FROMBEFORE NOVEMBER 12TH.

SINCEMOST OF THEM ARE COMING FROMMOST OF THEM ARE COMING FROMOUT OF STATE ASIDE FROMOUT OF STATE ASIDE FROMOFFERING CREDIT TO SOMEOFFERING CREDIT TO SOMECUSTOMERS BRANDT SAYS PGCUSTOMERS BRANDT SAYS PGSHOULD MAKE THINGS RIGHT FORCUSTOMERS BRANDT SAYS PGSHOULD MAKE THINGS RIGHT FORTHE THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTSSHOULD MAKE THINGS RIGHT FORTHE THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTSTHE THOUSANDS OF RESIDENTSAFFECTED BY THEIR ACTIONS.AFFECTED BY THEIR ACTIONS.THEY COULD START BY OFFERINGTHEY COULD START BY OFFERING

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