Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sacramento storm downs trees, cuts power to more than 20,000

More than 20,000 electrical customers remained without power early today after a powerful storm and heavy rain pounded much of Northern California overnight.

And showers are possible every day for the next week, according to the National Weather Service.

A spokesman for Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said the company has called for assistance from southern Oregon and Southern California to help restore power.

But extended outages are expected for some customers, said J.D. Guidi of PG&E.

The National Weather Service reported up to an inch of rain in some areas, with winds gusting at more than 50 mph in some locales. ...

via Storm downs trees, cuts power to more than 20,000 - Sacramento News - Local and Breaking Sacramento News | Sacramento Bee.

Some of those 50 mph wind gusts kept me up late last night. A free iPhone app called Wind Alert gave me some good local wind speed measurements on a map.

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