Check out the May lightning storm north of Clovis
About 13,800 people were without power for parts of Thursday night after a severe thunderstorm struck the central San Joaquin Valley, according to Pacific Gas & Electric.
As many as 10,000 customers were without power starting around 9 p.m. in both central west Fresno and Clovis, based on the PG&E power outage map.
In addition, a significantly larger area of rural Fresno County did not have power, covering much of north, east and northeast of Clovis, based on the PG&E power outage map.
Approximately 3,800 customers in the rural area were affected by the outage, according to PG&E spokesman Denny Boyles.
He added that PG&E crews were responding to the outages.