Power Outage in Merced, CA

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Merced Irrigation District Water & Power
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Western Area Power Administration
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Merced Power Outages Caused by Weather


March 14, 2023 - Flood

California Highway Patrol reported high voltage power lines down on Snelling Rd. between Paloma Rd. and Robinson Ave.

(Mer)Castle Afb - (Mer)Castle Afb
October 29, 2007 - Thunderstorm Wind

The local newspaper reported at least 8 downed trees, observed by Public Works Crews. Some powerlines were also downed.

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March 28, 2006 - Tornado

A trained spotter noted a funnel cloud approaching the city of Merced and tracked the northward movement of that funnel. At 1448 PST the funnel removed half of the corrugated roof of a farm maintenance shop and lifted it up and over adjacent power lines to the north. Eyewitness accounts indicated rotation and movement of the lowest level clouds toward the NE approximately 0.19 miles. Other than two ground contact points, beginning and end of the damage track, there was no evidence of any other ground contact from the funnel. Analysis by a local structural engineer aided in the assignment of the F0 rating.

Merced - Merced


March 22, 2005

Locally heavy rain was reported in downtown Merced with 0.69" of rain in one hour the afternoon of the 22nd with 1.1" of rain received over the 24-hour period from the afternoon of the 21st through the afternoon of the 22nd. Numerous reports of flooded buildings and homes were received with an awning in downtown Merced collapsing due to ponded water on its roof. A pump house and carport lost roofs which subsequently damaged nearby power lines. Local fire department assessed the cause of the damage from a strong southwest wind gust. Radar indicated that the wind was associated from an east moving line of convection in the Los Banos area of West Merced County during the mid-afternoon. With the shower activity over Central California, gusty wind also caused some minor damage in Ridgecrest, Kern County, as a large tree was toppled.


Letter: PG&E committed to safety, reliability - Morgan Hill Times | Morgan Hill, San Martin, CA

Morgan Hill Times is the news leader of Morgan Hill, California and south Santa Clara County. The Times is published weekly every Friday.

Oct 13, 2022

Oakland power outage impacts over 3,000 customers | KRON4 Open Navigation Close Navigation

OAKLAND, Calif. (KRON) — A power outage in Oakland is impacting nearly 3,500 customers, according to a tweet shared by the Oakland Fire Department. OFD says Pacific Gas & Electric Company notified the department of a power outage in the areas of Adams Point and Lake Merritt. Crews are currently on the scene assessing the […]

Oct 10, 2022

Merced kidnapping: Second suspect arrested in killing of family of 4

Officials say Alberto Salgado, the brother of Jesus Salgado, was arrested Thursday night.

Oct 7, 2022

Power outages and problems accessing fuel force Puerto Rico grocery stores to close | WSIU

A growing number of businesses are temporarily closing across the island as power outages caused by Hurricane Fiona drag on, sparking concern about the availability of fuel and basic goods.

Sep 23, 2022

Leaders give nod to north Merced housing plan after initial rejection  — Merced County Times

The Branford Point project — concerning some 50 acres of mixed-use housing and commercial development in the city’s future annexation zone...

Sep 22, 2022

Morgan Hill demands answers from PG&E - Morgan Hill Times | Morgan Hill, San Martin, CA

Morgan Hill Times is the news leader of Morgan Hill, California and south Santa Clara County. The Times is published weekly every Friday.

Sep 15, 2022

Power outage pre-empts planners’ meeting - Ceres Courier

A power outage just hours before the scheduled Tuesday, Sept. 6 Ceres Planning Commission meeting resulted in a cancellation and delay of the consideration of a proposal to construct a 11,900 square foot pizza restaurant and bar at 3113 E. Whitmore Avenue.

Sep 14, 2022

Record temperatures take a toll on South Valley - Morgan Hill Times | Morgan Hill, San Martin, CA

Morgan Hill Times is the news leader of Morgan Hill, California and south Santa Clara County. The Times is published weekly every Friday.

Sep 7, 2022

Heat damage causing widespread power outage in Clovis | YourCentralValley.com Open Navigation Close Navigation

CLOVIS, Calif. (KSEE/KGPE) – Thousands of PG&E customers are without power in Clovis as record-high temperatures continue to hit the Central Valley. At 3:22 p.m., officials reported that 4,200 customers lost power due to an outage. The company has shut down power for the customers to prevent equipment failure that would result in longer outages […]

Sep 6, 2022

Here’s how to prepare for a power outage, according to SMUD and PG&E Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal

When energy use is expected for hot summer days, SMUD and PG&E offer ways to prepare for a power outage. 

Sep 6, 2022

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What is Power Outage?

Power outage (also called a power cut, a power blackout, power failure or a blackout) is a short-term or a long-term loss of the electric power to a particular area.

What Causes Power Outages?

  • Severe weather (high winds, lightning, winter storms, heat waves, rain or flooding can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Other damage to electric transmission lines (vehicle accidents, trees, and animals can cause damage to power lines or equipment);
  • Repairing, maintenance or upgrades on power lines and equipment.

What are the Top Outage Safety Tips?

  • Stay away from the downed power lines, park vehicles in protected areas;
  • Unplug appliances and electronics, limit cell phone use to conserve battery life;
  • Use portable generators outdoors only, well away from open windows and doors;
  • Pack perishable foods into a cooler, keep refrigerator and freezer doors shut as much as possible.

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Merced, California

City Merced
County Merced
State California (CA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 95340, 95341, 95343, 95344, 95348

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