Bay Area residents wake up to storm damage, many still without power

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ByMatt Keller KGO logo
Friday, April 7, 2017
Storm knocks out power to thousands in the South Bay
Stormy weather continues to strike the Bay Area Friday morning and many are waking up to damage in their neighborhoods. PG&E is still working to restore power to more than 45,000 customers.

LOS ALTOS HILLS, Calif. (KGO) -- Thousands of people in the Bay Area woke up to power outages Friday morning as fierce wind and rain pounded the region.

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PG&E says there are more than 1,000 customers without power in the Los Altos Hills. It was really dangerous overnight, with trees and power lines coming down.

Winds were howling, reaching 72 miles per hour in westside Los Altos Hills, rattling residents. "Oh my gosh, the wind was howling like crazy. The windows were shuttering and it felt like one of the trees was going to go through our apartment window," Los Altos resident Laurie Kurgas said.

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PG&E is now scrambling to get power back on across the Bay Area and their poles and lines fixed.

A lot of debris came down overnight, falling onto the roads. "As you can see from the stuff on the driveway a lot of stuff blew down but we didn't lose any big things," Los Altos resident Troy Douthit said.

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