Good news for people who hate fans, air conditioning, traffic lights, and electricity in general:
The state’s power grid operator California Independent System Operator said the likelihood of going to a Stage 3 power emergency is 10 percent compared to 3 percent last year. In Stage 3 emergencies, power is cut to certain customers to prevent collapse of the power system. [NBC San Diego]
On the bright side, these brown outs always give everyone a taste of what post-earthquake life could be like. They also add to the immediate need and practicality of having a fully stocked “earthquake kit” with candles, flashlights, water, etc.