Californians affected by outage can get discounted hotels in Reno

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RENO, Nev. (KOLO)-- Californians affected by the PG&E safety power outage can get discounts to stay at hotels in Reno.

Fire threat brings power cuts to thousands in California. Photo: Pixabay via MGN.

The group of casinos known as The Row is setting up a link on its website that will give discounts of up to 25 percent to Californians affected by the outage. The Row includes the Eldorado Reno, Silver Legacy and Circus Circus and the discounts are through next week.

“Listen, California's our partner and it has been for years,” said Tony Marini, an executive with The Row. “So if we can offer everybody an opportunity to get out, spend a couple days, have a vacation here in Reno, this is the best way to do it.”

Californians affected by the outage can also call the front desk of Harrah’s Reno Hotel & Casino at 775-786-3232 to ask about discounted rooms.

Meanwhile, Reno-area stores are selling out of electric generators as Californians look for solutions to deal with the outages. They are buying them online and driving to Reno-area stores to get them.

A Home Depot employee said the store expects 200 on Friday, but doesn’t think they will last long.

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