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Thousands remain without power in San Francisco after wild weekend storm

CALIFORNIA, USA - FEBRUARY 04: Cars pass through a flood on Embarcadero in San Francisco, as atmospheric river storms hit California, United States on February 04, 2024. (Photo by Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu via Getty Images)
Cars pass through a flood on Embarcadero in San Francisco, as atmospheric river storms hit the region and state Sunday. | Source: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu via Getty Images

Thousands of San Franciscans woke up without electricity Monday after a strong storm downed trees and power lines across multiple neighborhoods, according to PG&E’s website.

Hundreds of thousands of regional customers lost electricity Sunday due to outages. As of 5 a.m. Monday, the Bay Area had 235,407 customers without power, with 4,791 customers without power in San Francisco. By 9:30 a.m., that number rose to 4,909 customers citywide.

Outside the city, the North Bay and South Bay had 72,829 and 72,466 customers each without power, while the Peninsula had 56,604 customers without power and the East Bay had 28,717.

By 10:30 a.m., Daly City had 19,000 customers affected just south of San Francisco; south along the Peninsula, Redwood City, Menlo Park and Half Moon Bay, 5,000, 4,500 and 4,000 customers were affected respectively.

A city skyline nearby as seen from an elevated freeway with sparse traffic in rainy twilight.
Drivers were scarce along westbound Interstate 80 lanes Sunday night in San Francisco during strong storm conditions. | Source: George Kelly/The Standard

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Within the city, 3,125 customers in the city’s Outer Sunset, many around Lake Merced and along the Taraval Street commercial corridor, lost power at 5:14 a.m. in a weather-related outage with no estimated time of restoration.

A separate outage in the Mission Terrace neighborhood caused 1,271 customers to lose power around 4:30 p.m. Sunday due to an unspecified equipment issue. PG&E estimated those customers’ power would return by 5 p.m. Monday.

Preliminary weather service totals over the last 24 hours saw Downtown San Francisco drenched by 0.83 inches of rain and San Francisco International Airport doused with 0.70 inches, while San Rafael received 1.66 inches of rain during the same period.

Regional peak wind gusts across the Bay Area topped out around coastal mountain areas Sunday afternoon and evening in Marin County with 102 mph at 4:40 p.m. at Pablo Point and 99 mph Road to Ranches at 5:40 p.m., and at Santa Clara County’s Loma Prieta at 98 mph at 2:35 p.m. and 97 mph at the KNPT Towers at 3:30 p.m.

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