The past two weeks have been very challenging to those living in California with heavy rains and high winds. More than 200,000 have been evacuated from their homes and floods, levee breaks and power outages continue with more forecast for the next few days and even weeks. We are therefore changing our focus from power outages and concentrating on evacuations.
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