Power outage affects Fallbrook neighbors

Posted at 11:04 PM, Oct 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-14 17:55:33-04

FALLBROOK (KGTV) - Fallbrook neighbors upset Saturday night after they were without power for 24-hours, caused by the storm.

UPDATE: The power was restored around 7 a.m. Sunday morning.

"It was like a combination of a whip cracking and it just kept going and growling," Will Anderson said.

Just next door you can see his neighbor has their lights on, but Anderson is one of the seven homes down his street without power.

"Saw the others vanishing off the map as they’re getting fixed and then when we called to get information about it they told us that they took all the crews out for other outages farther south and stopped giving us updates on time," Anderson said about the SDG&E power outage map.

He said neighbors urgently called the company asking for updates on when the lights would come back on.

"I just wish they’d get somebody out here to fix this thing before going through another cold night in the dark," Anderson said it's even more of a challenge for his family as his wife is battling cancer.

"Without power I’m really limited on what I can do like if she has a small spell where she’s not feeling very ill, I can’t make any food," Anderson said they don't have warm water either.

In NE county storm damaged 37 transformers, about 115 total without power in NE county right now. For this home that you are at, they are hoping to have people dispatched to fix that transformer at 11 pm. "We've been trying to get power back on as soon as possible."  "We're doing everything we can."