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Lessons learned from power outage could boost preparedness on Tiburon Peninsula


While last week’s extended power outage didn’t quite measure up to a disaster, Tiburon Peninsula residents and most emergency officials say the blackout was a good dry run for local disaster preparedness and a chance to adjust plans. The 37-county outage, which began for nearly 3 million people late Oct. 26 and lingered through Oct. 28 and 29 on the greater Tiburon Peninsula, marked the first time peninsula residents were impacted by Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s forced shutoffs, which are expected to become a regular occurrence regionally during the California fire season for the next decade.

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