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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Let me know when you are ready to make the move to Wisconsin, our power is stable.

Oct 27, 2019 04:25 PM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

I myself would be staying put Sam Shueh unless you are in danger of the wild fires. I'm a survivalist, I have two power generators. If I was warned of a blizzard that would knock out the power I'd fill up my gas cans and stay until I ran out of gas for the generators.

Oct 27, 2019 04:20 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Once again, it's time to spin the wheel for the game we know called Unintended Consequences.  Is there anyone who is truly surprised?  

Oct 27, 2019 03:07 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I heard that on the news earlier today... sorry you're being inconvenienced. Having on occasion lost power for days I alway vote for evacuation and light.

Oct 27, 2019 03:08 PM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

that happens a lot in CA... everyone should have a whole house generator....

Oct 27, 2019 03:08 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Maybe best to evacuate but easier said than done. Waiting in the darkness with no power is not a good option either.

Oct 27, 2019 02:58 PM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
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If you are told to evacuate, then go! If not and the shut off is precautionary, stay, but be careful not to start a fire with a candle or other device; just what you need...

Oct 27, 2019 02:48 PM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Stay safe Sam Shueh with whatever you decide. We learned from past experience and have a generator that powers up the entire house during outages.

Oct 27, 2019 07:18 PM
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Steve Higgins
RE/MAX Kelowna - Kelowna, BC

I'm sorry to hear this again. I hope everyone is and will be safe. 

Oct 27, 2019 06:13 PM
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Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

I think I would evacuate ... be safe my friend.  You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Oct 27, 2019 05:50 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
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I would leave

Oct 27, 2019 04:18 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sam,

It is a decision for you to make and weigh the pros and cons.  A

Oct 27, 2019 02:46 PM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

It's a tough issue. The problem is those without power might not get the alerts regarding evacuations. There are several hundred thousand here in San Diego County that I think have had their power cut off earlier today.

As far as evacuation, go if you are told to leave.

Oct 27, 2019 08:22 PM
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Rose Mary Justice
Synergy Realty Pros - Dandridge, TN
Synergy Realty Pros

If the fires are in your path, I would evacuate.  If not I probably would stick it out.  You may need a generator to be more comfortable and plenty of batteries.

Oct 27, 2019 07:14 PM
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Sharon Altier, SFR
Lawton Realty Group, Inc. - Elmhurst, IL
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If they are mandating evacuations, then you clearly should do so.  If not, enjoy your home in candlelight!  Stay safe!

Oct 27, 2019 05:35 PM
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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

The last time my power went out I stuck it out.  Flashlights and candles work. What PG&E is doing is beyond a shameful power play ... no pun intended!

Oct 28, 2019 08:24 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Play it by ear. I have a friend that evecuated one day, but was able to return the next day. Sad that these fires continue every year.

Oct 28, 2019 05:39 AM
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Peter Testa
Nationwide Homes - Danbury, CT
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Here in CT many of our power lines are on poles, not underground, so when we have significant winds or snow & ice we are at risk of losing our electric. I've been without electric for long stretches of time & like many others here we have a generator now. I got it hooked up hours before a big storm several years ago. We lost power that storm, I fired up the generator & we had what we needed- heat, several lights, refrigerator, a TV (no cable service) that we could watch DVD's on & a way to charge our phones. Just keep a few giant gas containers handy & we chain our generator up with a very thick chain to an iron railing. Before I got the generator I moved my family out of my house when we lost power for an 8 day long stretch. You can't live without heat here. 

Oct 28, 2019 05:03 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Did you seek a safer place (meaning a place with power provided by Pacific Electric) or were you in the path of flames.

Flames, very much like storm surge does not care if one has a whole house generator or not. Get OUT!

The problem often is, those who evacuate can ot return until the authorities give permission. This can be more frustrating than the event that caused the evacuation.  In a case here in Fl the community was closed until the EPA could complete a contamination study. That took a while.

Be sure to send the bill and a thank you note to Nancy and the Seirra Club.

Oct 28, 2019 04:48 AM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

Be safe, Sam Shueh 

Oct 28, 2019 09:56 AM
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Carla Freund
Keller Williams Preferred Realty - Raleigh, NC
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Sorry to hear this. As to whether to stay or go, it depends on how comfortable you are in your house with no power. We have lost power and usually stay. However, it is winter so our food isn't spoiling, we can use our gas fireplace, and we have candles and flashlights for nighttime. We also have a gas water heater and stove so we do have hot water for showers and we can cook on the stove or even on our gas grill. Good luck!

Oct 28, 2019 04:35 AM
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
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It's a tough choice.  Evacuating might make more sense, providing you have somewhere safe to go.

Oct 27, 2019 07:22 PM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

cell tower

Oct 27, 2019 04:59 PM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Sounds like it's time to get out of CALI! Getting to weird there...lol

Oct 28, 2019 02:02 PM
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Valeria Mola
SIB Realty - Miami, Sunny Isles Beach - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
305-607-0709 SIB Realty Condos for Sale and Rent

Sad.

Oct 28, 2019 09:25 AM
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Caroline Gerardo
Sun West Mortgage Corporation - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Seek bids on off grid solar- independent from PGE. I have two children in college in Bay area without power- Berkeley and Stanford are closed. Dumb solution. PGE needs to ground their wires and upgrade to be safe in 90 mile an hour winds. 

Oct 28, 2019 07:54 AM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

PG&E is damned if they do and Damed if they don't. Tough situation for all

Oct 28, 2019 07:44 AM
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Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
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Scary situation to be in Sam Shueh . Do what you think is best.

Oct 28, 2019 07:26 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Sam,
Personally, I would evacuate. Get out of the way and find a safe, comfortable place to wait it out.  When you're ready for a stable supply of the lowest cost power in the nation come to Central Washington.

Oct 28, 2019 07:19 AM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Yeup.  And the last blaze was caused by one of their newer "safer" towers.  I'd get a portable generator and a LOT of fuel.  It also depends on your needs.  I'd imagine that homes w/o power would be a playground for criminals.

Oct 28, 2019 07:17 AM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It does not seem that turnng off the power helps stops fires as they happen anyway. Turning off the power seems extreme to me. Their high tension lines should be able to withstand wind. If i lived their i would be getting generator and perhaps some solar pannels. I hope your power comes back quickly so you can go home.

Oct 28, 2019 05:34 AM
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Peter Mohylsky. Broker Associate
Miramar Beach - Santa Rosa Beach, FL
THE BEACH IS OPEN AND WAITING FOR YOU

Hopefully, you have made the right decision.

Oct 28, 2019 04:50 AM
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Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Fire is nothing to mess around with. If I was in the path of fire, I'd leave. Although I'd be worried about my home the entire time I was gone.

Oct 28, 2019 04:48 AM
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Alexander- Slocum
Premiere Property Group, LLC - Vancouver Washington - Vancouver, WA
Realty Team- Vancouver WA Real Estate

Be prepared if you must stay-put. Have at least 3 Days worth of Clean Drinking Water; 2 weeks or more of supply is better; and have food available that stores well and doesn't require cooking to consume; along with some precious metals (brass and lead) - and wait it out as long as possible.

Otherwise, with a full tank of gas you can probably make it to our area in SW Washington. The Fall colors are beautiful, and the Power is On!

Oct 29, 2019 09:36 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

It is difficult time for CA.... stay safe all. 

Oct 28, 2019 01:58 PM
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Mel Ahrens, MBA, Kelly Right Real Estate
Kelly Right Real Estate - Hood River, OR
Customized Choices for your Real Estate Needs

It appears to be the new normal until the utility companies are protected from the liability risk.

I bet the home generator sales reps are doing a booming business now. 

Oct 28, 2019 01:04 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wonder how much it would cost to buried the lines?

 

Oct 28, 2019 09:00 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

With our winter storms, lengthy power outages are the norm.  If you're in the path of fire, evacuate as instructed.

Oct 28, 2019 01:02 PM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Darkness with candles, flashlight or generator are choices. I don't blame these people for cutting power. Recently they faced the threat of billions in lawsuits for starting supposed fires which would have led to their bankruptcy. Now, they are pushed into defending their position and survival. This is cause and effect and not for the good as we all see. Blame game failed

Oct 28, 2019 09:34 AM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

This is such a shame, and sad to see so many homes/lives at risk.  

Nov 01, 2019 01:55 PM
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Lynnea Miller
Bend Premier Real Estate - Bend, OR
Premier Real Estate Service in Central Oregon

I heard that PG & E has not put money into brush removal due to the green power mandates - have limited funds and have to do the green. Is this true?

Oct 29, 2019 10:18 AM
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Debra Leisek
Bay Realty,Inc Homer Alaska - Homer, AK

I just hope you are okay Sam Shueh  Stay Safe  Gather your important papers be ready to move if you have to... Just stay safe

Oct 29, 2019 12:53 AM
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John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA
ePRO, SRES, GRI, PMN

Evacuate if you are ordered by the authorities to do so. Refusing may put your life and the lives of others at peril.

Oct 28, 2019 08:05 PM