Regional Power Outages, Surveying Storm Damage / Why People Are Leaving California, Economic Impact / Sacramento Real Estate Update
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A tree has fallen into a house in the Alkali Flats neighborhood of Sacramento after a powerful winter storm Jan. 27, 2021.
Andrew Nixon / CapRadio
More than 100,000 people throughout the Sacramento region are without power, as a strong atmospheric river barrelled through Northern California; we get the latest on efforts to restore service, the damage from overnight, and the storm’s current progression.
People and businesses are also packing up and heading out of California. Where are they going? Why? We take a closer look, including how the Sacramento region is trying to benefit from those wanting a less-expensive lifestyle.
- SMUD Spokesperson Chris Capra and PG&E Spokesperson Megan McFarland on the power outages and damage sustained as a result of last night’s strong winds
- Sacramento National Weather Service Meteorologist in Charge Michelle Mead navigates how much rain we got, top wind speeds, the storm’s progression, and what’s coming next
- CapRadio Environment Reporter Ezra David Romero and News Editor Kris Hooks check-in from the field, surveying the storm damage
- Senior Fellow for the Public Policy Institute of California and Demographer with the California Research Bureau and the California Department of Finance Hans Johnson discusses why people are leaving California, where they are going, and why
- Sacramento State University Finance Professor Sanjay Varshney explains the economic impact of companies leaving California and why lawmakers should take notice
- Coldwell Banker Realty Broker Associate Erin Stumpf on the local real estate market and prognosis for the greater Sacramento area’s real estate market in 2021