" California's biggest utility cut power to hundreds of thousands of residents to prevent wildfires,..."
Some people will be without power for a week. Deliberate power shut own. Can you imagine? Forget all your refrigerated food. Forget about forgetting to gas up the car and you have no gas. No traffic lights. No TV. No nothing.
It will be no pinball for a week Without electricity and lighting you won't even be able to work on a pin.
I'd like to see some videos of this. Especially at night. All of the business signs will be dark. No street lights. It could look like something you could see on Twilight Zone. Of course, I realize that if you are in the affected area that you will not be reading this but maybe when you are back online you will have had the presence of mind to make some movies you can share.
Possibly 2 million with no power. Imagine the hit to the economy. You can't go to work but the mortgage and car payments still have to be paid. Grocery stores are going to have to do some fancy dancing to protect their meat and other perishables. All the ice cream melts. If you don't have a pocket full of cash you might have trouble getting around.
No air conditioning puts the restaurants out of biz for sure. No movie theaters.