As a heat wave bakes the Bay Area, some people are left without power.
According to PG&E, a transformer in San Jose's Cambrian area blew Sunday night due to multiple days and nights of severe heat, leaving more than 70 households without power.
Nisreen Baroudi, a resident, received a text message from PG&E alerting her that she would be without power until at least 5 p.m. Monday.
"I think I'm going to have to leave my house and go elsewhere to attempt to retain my cool," she said. "I'm concerned about my dogs' and my own health, especially when the temperature exceeds 100 degrees." I'm not sure what we're going to do to keep cool.
The power outage in San Jose was one of many recorded in the region on Monday. Here are some examples of other incidents:
There have been reports of power outages in the Bay Area.
On Monday, PG&E's online power outage map indicated two severe outages in the North Bay: one in Solano County, affecting almost 5,000 customers, and another in Napa County. Here's a rundown of the outages that occurred on Monday afternoon:
An outage reported at 3:50 p.m. affected over 3,300 consumers in the Sunnyvale region.
An outage reported at 2:24 p.m. impacted over 2,100 consumers in the Cupertino region.
More than 5,800 subscribers in Solano County were affected by an outage reported at 2:02 p.m. on the Fairfield-Vacaville boundary. PG&E stated soon before 4 p.m. that most customers' power had been restored. Employees continued to work to restore power to 290 customers.
The outage, which began at 1:57 p.m., originally affected 4,800 Napa County subscribers. At 4 p.m., PG&E was attempting to restore power to the remaining 2,900 customers.
California is preparing for potential power disruptions.
On Monday, the president of California's ISO, the state's power provider, warned of the worst-case scenario.
"We've now entered the most extreme part of this heat wave," stated Elliot Mainzer, President of the California ISO. "Demand is expected to be higher than ever on Monday and Tuesday, and the risk of power disruptions has grown dramatically."
Baroudi is pondering a large buy due to the likelihood of future power disruptions.
"This is the first time I've considered purchasing a generator," she explained.