Power outages caused by storm affect more than 130K customers

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Flooded roads, knocked trees, and power outages.

These are just among the impacts left by the storm that hammered the Bay Area on Sunday afternoon.

The PG&E said 130, 662 customers lost power as of 2:15 in the afternoon. 

Included in the affected areas according to PG&E spokesperson J.D. Guidi were:

– The North Bay with 50, 576 affected customers

– The Peninsula with 43, 556 affected customers

– The South Bay with 7, 523 affected customers

– The East Bay with 21, 773 affected customers; and

– San Francisco with 7, 234 affected customers.

The storm toppled dozens of trees and shut many roads because of flooding. Residents were urged by authorities in multiple counties and cities to remain at home and warned against traveling on roads.

On Sunday, falling trees pose danger to San Francisco residents. A topples tree has shut the Lower Great Highway between Lawton and Moraga, which was responded upon by crews for clearing operations. A fallen tree in a separate closure at Lincoln and 19th on the Golden Gate Park’s edge has also caused power outages.

Citing the Bay Area Storm Index (BASI), Golden Gate Weather Services consulting meteorologist Jan Null said that the storm is regarded as the third strongest since 1950.

A flood warning for the Napa River was released by the National Weather Service on Sunday afternoon. Floodwaters are anticipated to rise above the flood stage by late evening on Sunday, SFGATE reported.

The river close to St. Helena was at 16.1 feet at 1:15 in the afternoon. The weather service said the flood stage is 18 feet.