Power Outage in San Jose, CA

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Pacific Gas and Electric Company
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Silicon Valley Power
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Western Area Power Administration
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(720) 962-7000
Palo Alto Utilities
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San Jose Power Outages Caused by Weather


February 20, 2017 - Debris Flow

Black Road is closed above Gist Road due to landslide with tree and power lines down.

Montalvo - Montalvo


March 10, 2023

Sub-tropical jet stream aided in advecting sub-tropical moisture plume from over the Central Pacific into the California Coast starting March 9th through the 11th. This led to widespread flooding around the CWA, numerous landslides, sharp rises in rivers in Monterey County, and widespread power outages from downed trees and powerlines due to strong, gusty winds. Widespread wind gusts 45 to 55 mph were reported on the evening of the 9th and into the early hours of the 10th. Heavy rains during the same time flooded numerous streams, creeks, rivers, and roads. 4-7 inches of rain fell across the Santa Cruz Mountains while 5-10 inches of rain fell on the Santa Lucia Mountains.

January 27, 2021

A plume of moisture from the tropical Pacific brought an Atmospheric River to the Bay Area January 26th-29th. This system generated heavy rain rates causing flooding and debris flows over area burn scars as well as 15 to 20 inches of rain in the Santa Lucia Mountains. Mudflows near the River Fire burn scar in Monterey County caused damage to homes, covered roadways, and trapped animals at local ranches. Debris flows near the Dolan Fire burn scar caused an entire section of Highway 1 near Rat Creek to collapse into the Pacific Ocean. This was an unusually cold system for an Atmospheric River resulting in lower snow levels and allowing for accumulating snow as low as 1300 feet in elevation. Additionally, strong south to southeast winds gusted to 60-70 mph across area peaks with Mt Diablo reaching 80 mph. Valley locations were gusting up to 40 mph. Numerous trees fell across the region including into homes and onto cars. Multiple power outages were also reported. It is estimated that the storm caused millions of dollars in damage across Santa Cruz County https://www.ksbw.com/article/emergency-declaration-made-in-santa-cruz-county-for-millions-in-damages/35400060. Full storm summary https://www.weather.gov/mtr/AtmosphericRiver_1_26-29_2021.

December 2, 2019

A low pressure system moving in from the Gulf of Alaska and drawing in moisture from the tropics combined to bring the first atmospheric river event of the winter season to the Greater Bay Area. This system brought widespread heavy rainfall, roadway flooding, and strong winds to the region. Rare Storm Warnings were issued over the coastal waters where buoys reported wind gusts in excess of 50 mph. Bay Area peaks recorded wind gusts between 60 to 70 mph with gusts along the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur Coast at 50 to 60 mph. These winds caused downed trees and power outages across the area. Additionally, convection associated wit the main low caused severe flooding in the city of Chualar where homes were flooded. and cars were stranded on a flooded highway.

February 14, 2019

An atmospheric river with an associated cold front moved through the region from February 12th to the 15th bringing widespread flooding and debris flows. Multiple mainstem rivers flooded prompting evacuations from local officials. Strong wind gusts caused downed trees, power outages, and structural damage. Additionally, a tree fell on a car causing one fatality and one serious injury on Highway 17 while another downed tree caused a serious multi-car traffic accident that resulted in another fatality as well as major injuries. The areas peaks received upwards of 10 inches of rainfall and widespread wind gusts of 50 to 60 mph were observed. Mount Saint Helena recorded wind gusts of 80 mph.

January 16, 2019

A moderate to strong atmospheric river impacted much of California in the middle of the month. A weak surface low developed off the coast on January 15th bringing moderate to heavy rainfall to portions of the region. Over the next 24 to 36 hours a second strong low pressure system moved to the north and east bringing heavy rain, destructive winds, high surf, flooding, and thunderstorms to the Bay Area. Numerous reports were received of downed trees and power lines. Winds were recorded between 60 and 100 mph. Downed trees resulted in two fatalities.


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Nov 4, 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

Redwood City power outage caused by accident Open Navigation Close Navigation

(BCN) — Drivers in Redwood City were advised to avoid the area of Whipple Avenue and Veterans Boulevard this morning following an accident that caused a power outage. Redwood City police issued a traffic advisory at 7:17 a.m. Road closures in the area are impacting traffic and drivers are being asked to take alternate routes. […]

Oct 10, 2022

Power outage San Diego: Over 40,000 SDG&E customers lose electricity Open Navigation Close Navigation Close Modal

Tens of thousands of SDG&E customers were without power Tuesday morning after a large reported outage in several communities in San Diego's Mid-City area and East County.

Oct 4, 2022

Frequent PG&E Power Outages in San Jose Neighborhood – NBC Bay Area

Dozens of people in San Jose's Evergreen neighborhood say they're averaging one power outage a week.

Oct 3, 2022

Behind the blackout triggered by Hurricane Fiona is a long-embattled history of Puerto Rico's weak and outdated electrical grid | CNN Close icon

Less than two weeks after Hurricane Fiona made landfall on Puerto Rico, triggering an islandwide blackout for 1.5 million customers, power has been restored to 84% of residents, officials said.

Oct 1, 2022

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we are out power 9/18/22 8:PM ant till now

Mario | September 19, 2022  

Power out at Neves Drive and Fleming Ave. San Jose. 9pm Aug. 16, 2022

Matthew Destro | August 16, 2022  

95127 Power off

Jason | July 07, 2022  

95118 NO power

Lio | May 26, 2022  

I’m in San Jose, Ca. Zip 95123. No power. Currently 2:10 am on Sat. May 7, 2022. Wondering what is going on and estimated time power restored.

Dyan | May 07, 2022  

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Power Outage FAQs

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.

San Jose, California

City San Jose
County Santa Clara
State California (CA)
Country United States
Zip Codes 95101, 95103, 95106, 95108, 95109, 95110, 95111, 95112, 95113, 95115

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