Storm causes destruction around Sonoma, Napa counties (w/video)

The return of rain and winds was enough to knock out power to 14,000 PG&E customers in Sonoma County.

They lost power Friday morning when a tree fell into a high-power cable west of Fulton, said PG&E's Paul Moreno.

The outage stretched throughout the Russian River region to Bodega Bay and up the coast to Mendocino County. Many were out of power for about three hours.

Rain In Sonoma County


It was the largest power outage throughout the greater Bay Area.

Meanwhile, other outages around Sonoma County cropped up involving about 450 customers.

Those included about 100 customers in the rural Calistoga Road area northeast of Santa Rosa, according to Moreno, a PG&E spokesman. Power was restored Friday.

About 6,100 customers were without power beginning at 8:50 p.m. in two areas in the city of Sonoma. An additional 245 customers lost power in the Proctor Terrace neighborhood in Santa Rosa at about 6:30 p.m.

The storm swept into the North Bay late Thursday night. Forecasts included periodic showers into Saturday morning with a chance for a few small storms next week.

Rainfall amounts overnight into late Friday fell short of an inch around most of the county.

As of 6 p.m., totals ranged from about a quarter-inch in one area of Santa Rosa to almost one inch in Monte Rio. Rohnert Park had .78 inches, Cloverdale .58, Windsor .45 and Sebastopol had .85, according to local weather watchers reporting to the National Weather Service.

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