PG&E began proactively shutting off approximately 738,000 California customers' power on Wednesday morning.
The storm is forecast to be the worst in the country’s history to hit its shores in six decades.
Flooding could follow days after the storm passes.
“Our hearts are with those affected by the wildfires in Southern California,” the company tweeted.
In some areas, like Berkeley, stores ran out of generators and batteries, and classes were canceled.
The company made the move to cut the risk of wildfires that have plagued California repeatedly in recent years.
PG&E, which has filed for bankruptcy protection, reached an $11 billion settlement earlier this month in insurance claims from wildfires in 2017 and 2018.
Heavy rainfall and widespread flooding drew comparisons to Hurricane Harvey.
Floodwaters had started receding in most of the Houston area.
Some local reports were calling the flooding 'worse than Harvey,"
Relief efforts in the Bahamas were back underway after Tropical Storm Humberto moved away from the islands Saturday.
Just two weeks after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the Bahamas, another tropical storm is set to bring more gale force winds and heavy rainfall.
The Alabama flap came after President Trump tweeted that the state would be hit “harder than anticipated,” while the National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama tweeted a short time later that “Alabama will NOT see any impacts from Dorian.”
Cellphone video shows the wrath of Hurricane Dorian slamming the region with 80 mph winds.
People living on the islands said the flooding reached “biblical proportions.”
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