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North State prepares as next power shutoff approaches

Action News Now spoke with several people who took the time to prepare ahead of the planned power outages.

Posted: Oct 8, 2019 10:21 PM

CHICO, Calif. -- Action News Now spoke with several people who took the time to prepare ahead of the planned power outages.

"I wouldn't be coming down the hill at 6 o'clock in the evening to Walmart. This is the second time I've ever been in there," said Dennis Handy, a man who lives in Cohasset.

Action News Now saw several long lines at local stores as people prepared for the upcoming planned outages.

"I just want to be prepared," Handy said. 

"This is the drinking water. It will last for five or six days, a gallon a day, and then this is one of the most important things, especially when I live on Cohasset. This is an analog phone that you plug in and when the power goes out, you still have electricity coming through the phone and you can talk." Handy said. "It's to me just a matter of survival, it's common sense."

"Number one, if I lose power then I've got water gathered at my house and food, still have family at home I need to take care of," said Dorothy Wiest, a woman who lives in Chico. 

For more on what you need to know to be prepared click here.

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