After power was shut off to UC Berkeley and thousands of homes and businesses starting at 11 p.m. on Oct. 9, Berkeleyans found ways to cope.
The combination of strong winds, low humidity, and dry vegetation makes for extremely dangerous conditions, city officials said.
By 1 a.m. Sunday, PG&E had reported 37 outages in Berkeley affecting nearly 6,800 customers. PG&E said it intends to begin restoration Monday morning.
‘PG&E has completely bungled it,’ said Berkeley Councilwoman Lori Droste. She wasn’t alone in her reaction to the confusing information about the power shutdown.