Shutting off power is risky

I am concerned for the citizens of rural California. PG&E intends to turn off electric power when conditions become hot, dry and windy, in other words, summer and perhaps early fall. I understand PG&E is saying the power outage can last for as long as five days. I am wondering, what if the hot, dry, windy conditions last longer? Will they turn it on for a day, and then turn it off again?
What are the consequences of losing power for long periods of time? First 100 degrees-plus he...

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