PG&E to open shelters amid historic power outage

Pacific Gas and Electric is opening more than two dozen community centers in northern California, where you can use a restroom and charge your phone, if you’re one of hundreds of thousands of customers affected by a forced power shut-off. PG&E says the centers, with bottled water and air conditioning will be housed on fairgrounds, in senior centers, and churches. The utility says the historic power shutoff is necessary to prevent wildfires. Meantime, NV Energy says it has no plans to intentionally cut power.