Local Businesses Recovering from Losses during Power Shutoff

Eureka, Ca. (KIEM) — With the power back on and no more public safety power shutoffs planned for the immediate future, local businesses are trying to recover from the losses they suffered.

When Humboldt County went dark, many local businesses were hit hard. Some weren’t able to keep food products cold and fresh, others had extra costs to keep generators running to stay open, and of course, when some businesses had to close their doors, employees were out of work.

According to the Eureka Chamber of Commerce, it’s difficult to pinpoint exactly how much each business lost in the last two rounds of power outages. They say that it’s more important than ever to shop local.

If your business was affected by the power outage, you can contact the City of Eureka.