Oakland city officials have received more than 190 calls for assistance with fallen trees and branches and other debris this morning following Thursday night’s wind storm.
More than 17,500 PG&E customers remained without power in the Bay Area Friday morning as a result of strong winds in the region, a utility spokeswoman said.
Classes have been canceled at Silver Creek High School in San Jose Wednesday because of a power outage, the school announced on its website.
About 1,650 PG&E customers remained without power in the San Jose and Morgan Hill areas due to stormy weather Wednesday morning, according to a PG&E spokeswoman.
The Bay Area was hit by a healthy dose of rain Tuesday, with a wet-weather system bringing much-needed moisture to the region for the first time in two months.
A group of nurses from the Registered Nurse Response Network were set to depart from San Francisco International Airport Thursday night for the Philippines to help provide relief to victims of Typhoon Haiyan.
As the scale of devastation became clear Sunday from one of the worst storms ever recorded, officials said emergency crews could find more bodies when they reach parts of the archipelago cut off by flooding and landslides.
Lightning strikes were reported in San Mateo and Santa Cruz counties Monday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Tuesday’s dry, sunny weather was expected to turn wet overnight with a rainy, cold front passing through the region.
KPIX 5 Chief Meteorologist Paul Deanno reports that only 1.34 inches of rainfall has been recorded downtown since the start of the year. A normal total through February would be 8.51 inches.