A weekend of drenching rain brought some relief from the long-running drought, but also caused fallen trees and power lines and a series of flash flood warnings.
According to the National Weather Service, in the 72 hours up to 5 p.m. on Sunday, 1.83 inches of rain fell on west Berkeley. Heavy rains on Sunday evening carried the weekend total over 2 inches. Despite El Niño, rain totals for the year to date have been below average before the arrival of the weekend rains. The forecast is for further heavy rains later this week.
On Saturday evening, live wires in the 2300 block of Derby Street prompted Berkeley police to issue an alert for residents to shelter in place. The alert was lifted quickly after PG&E fixed the problem. There were additional reports of power outages and a transformer blew in the 1800 block of Bancroft Way.
Heavy rains Sunday evening caused a power outage in North and West Berkeley, up into Albany and Kensington, affecting around 4,600 PG&E customers.
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