Jessica Cejnar / Wednesday, Jan. 13 @ 12:50 p.m. / Weather

Power Should Be Restored To Klamath Residents By 5 p.m., Pacific Power Says; Crescent City Sets 24-hour Rainfall Record

Pacific Power customers in Klamath should have their electricity restored by about 5 p.m., a utility spokesman said Wednesday.

An atmospheric river that brought rain and gusty winds to Del Norte County on Tuesday damaged a transmission line, cutting power to about 700 customers, according to Pacific Power representative Tom Gaunt.

"The good thing is it's one big fix rather than 50 small ones," Gaunt told the Wild Rivers Outpost. "This morning we got a helicopter in to patrol where the damage is and they're now saying 5 o'clock is the goal."

Tuesday's storm brought 3.82 inches of rain at the Del Norte County Regional Airport, breaking a 24-hour rainfall total record from Jan. 12, 1959, National Weather Service meteorologist Josh Wood said. The airport received 3 inches of rain on Jan. 12, 1959, Wood told the Outpost.

Overall, the coastal area received 2-4 inches on Tuesday, according to Wood. Camp 6 near the mountain community of Gasquet received nearly 6 inches of precipitation, and main stem rivers reached monitor stage, but showed no flooding, Wood said.

A high pressure system will dominate the region, though Wood said there may be a period of drizzle on Friday.


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