Power fully restored in Sacramento five days after intense winds

(FOX40.COM) — At one point during last week’s storm, over 200,000 residents of Sacramento were without power, but according to Sacramento’s Municipal Utility District (SMUD), all power has officially been restored.

“It’s been a long five days, but we’re happy to say that all the outages from Sunday’s storm have been restored,” SMUD said on Friday.

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Before the storm, the National Weather Service of Sacramento (NWS) issued a severe high wind warning for the entire Sacramento Valley. According to NWS’s Wind Threat Description, high wind conditions range from 40-57 mph. These conditions are usually followed by broken tree branches and power outages.

During the storm, wind speeds in Sacramento County reached a peak speed of 68 mph, but throughout the Sacramento Valley, gusts ranging from 70 mph to 87 mph were detected.

Accompanying images posted on X by SMUD show its crews working through rough conditions as they fix power lines and remove branches from the road.

“Thank you to our entire community for your understanding this past week after the severe storm with high winds and heavy rain came roaring through,” SMUD’s post continued. “And thank you to our crews and our contract & mutual aid crews who worked around the clock to restore power.”

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