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Blackout Unplugs San Diego Economy.

Erik Andersen, KPBS

Monday, September 12, 2011

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National University System's Institute for Policy Research estimated the region lost about $70 million worth of business productivity. Just about everyone lost some perishable food, since the power was off 13 hours.

 

"Most people when they opened up their fridge come Friday morning, people looked at their milk and probably thought it was a better case to throw it away, along with some other goods that needed to be disposed of," said Erik Bruvold, president of the National University System's Institute for Policy Research. "Those are real economic losses to households."