How to Prepare for a Hanford Blackout: Lightning Strike Causes Blackout in Hanford – August 20, 2013
Our community experienced a huge blackout Monday August 19, 2013. The Hanford Blackout was also experienced by others in our community including Visalia, Tulare, Farmersville and more who were also impacted by a lightning strike that sent 24,000 kings county homes into darkness. The power outage in Hanford was described by the Hanford Sentinel below:
Hanford Blackout – Hanford Sentinel: “Lightning Strike Causes 24,000 Kings County Homes to go Dark”
“HANFORD — About 24,000 Kings County homes were plunged into darkness Monday night after a transformer bank at a Southern California Edison substation in Visalia was struck by lightning, interrupting power to 120,000 customers.
Homes went dark between 7 and 7:15 p.m. Monday. More than 19,000 Hanford homes and more than 4,000 homes in unincorporated areas such as Armona and Home Garden were impacted, according to the SCE website.”
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