Family business struggles in PG&E power shutoffs

Family business struggles in PG&E power shutoffs


US THE EFFECTS TO ONE SMALL
BUSINESS OWNER IN YOLO COUNTY. BRANDI: BROWN LEAVES AND
WITHERED PLANTS. THIS IS NOT HOW THESE FRUIT AND
NUT TREES ARE SUPPOSED TO LOOK.>>THIS SHOULDN’T BE HAPPENING. BRANDI: RHONDA PETRILLO’S FAMILY
LOST POWER AND THUS WELL WATER
FOR FIVE DAYS DURING THE MOST
RECENT PG&E POWER SHUT OFF. NO POWER AND NO WATER, MEANS THE
PLANTS AREN’T FED.>>120 HOURS, WHICH WE WERE THIS
TIME, THAT’S JUST TOO LONG. THE PLANTS STARTED STRESSING
RIGHT AFTER THE 48 HOUR MARK. BRANDI: AND NOT BEING ABLE TO
WATER HER TREES WASN’T THE ONLY
PROBLEM THIS OUTAGE CAUSED FOR
THIS FAMILY. RHONDA’S DAUGHTER CHRISTA
HAEFNER TOOK THIS VIDEO WHILE
TRYING TO KEEP A FIRE FR
SPREADING TO HER PARENT’S SECOND
RANCH, JUST YESTERDAY.>>SHE HAD A BIG OLE GENERATOR,
A BIG OLE DIESEL TANKS. I WAS LIKE WHEW IF THIS CATCHES
ON FIRE THIS IS GOING TO BE A
FIRE BOMB. BRANDI: THE FAMILY BELIEVES THE
FIRE STARTED WHEN PG&E RESTORED
POWER AND A TRANSFORMER BLEW,
CAUSING SPARKS TO FALL INTO A
DRY CREEK BED. THE WINTERS FIRE DEPARTMENT
HELPED PUT OUT THE FIRE JU
AFTER 1:00 P.M. IN WHAT’S
CONSIDERED A STATE
RESPONSIBILITY AREA IN SOLANO
COUNTY.>>IT WAS PRETTY HAIR RAISING
THERE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR. WE DIDN’T KNOW WHAT THIS FIRE IS
GOING TO DO. THE WIND WAS KIND OF STARTING TO
PICK UP A LITTLE BIT AND IT WAS
CLOSE. BRANDI: THANKFULLY THE FIRE WAS
QUICKLY STOPPED. BUT WHO KNOWS WHEN THEY’LL BE
ANOTHER ONE. THAT’S WHY THE FAMILY IS
PLANNING TO INVEST UP TO $20,000
FOR A 1500 GALLON STORAGE TANK
AND A GENERATOR SO THEY CAN TRY
TO PREPARE FOR WHAT

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