November 9, 2012
Lightning Strike Shuts Off Noe Valley Power
Anyone else jump out of bed just after 1am this morning following a loud explosion? Turns out lightning took out 5 transformers near 24th and Hoffman Streets, cutting off power to about 100 PG&E customers. A very dramatic hail storm followed, and then silence a minute or so later. (An odd storm in many ways for this part of the country.)
Power is expected to be on by 11am. No other damage has been reported.
[ABC7: Storm Knocks Out Power In Noe Valley]