Thousands Left Without Power as Storm Rips Through Santa Rosa

Thousands were left without power in Santa Rosa, California, on Wednesday, January 4, after a storm ripped through the area.

The City of Santa Rosa reported that approximately 12,000 residents were affected by power outages on Wednesday.

The fire department said it had responded to numerous storm-related incidents across Santa Rosa, including trees falling into powerlines and homes, or across streets and onto vehicles. Water lines were also uprooted, the department said.

The National Weather Service said a flood warning in effect until 5:45 am on Thursday.

Pacific Gas and Electricity warning locals in the wider Bay Area to prepare for “extended outages”. Credit: City of Santa Rosa Fire Department via Storyful

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