Ed. Note: Updated information from SDG&E reports 1800 customers without power in the county. Check their website for updates.
A strong, El Nino-fueled storm that brought heavy rain, wind and thunder left more than 38,000 homes without power Sunday, all due to weather.
Unplanned outages coated parts of northern San Diego County, where the thick of a strong winter storm passed through Sunday afternoon. A reported downed power line on El Camino Real near eastbound State Route 78 was causing a backup around 2:10 p.m. A caller said the pole snapped in half, pulling down another pole with it.
In a reported outage in the Oceanside, San Luis Rey and Ocean Hills and Camp Pendleton communities more than than 4000 homes are out of power.
In the Bonsall, Camino Del Rey Downs, Gopher Canyon, Fallbrook, Oceanside, southeast Camp Pendleton area, nearly 900 customers are out of power.
As of 3 p.m. over 450 customers lost power in Pala, Pauma Valley, Lilac, Couser Canyon and more than 2000 customers lost power in Escondido, Rancho Penasquitos, Rancho Bernardo, San Pasqual, W. Bernardo, Del Dios and Lake Hodges.
At 7:30 p.m. 350 customers in Del Mar, Solana Beach, Eden Gardens, and Lomas Santa Fe lost power.
150 customers lost power in Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, La Jolla, La Jolla Shores and Soledad Mountain.
At 6:45 p.m. 4000 customers in Ocean Beach, Sunset Cliffs, Point Loma, Midway and Lindbergh Field lost power.
Thousands of people in the East County lost power as the winds picked up Sunday afternoon.
Winter Gardens, Lakeside and Bostonia have 100 customers out. Over 2000 people are without power in Santee and Carlton Hills. Nearly 3000 are without power in La Mesa and Mount Helix and more than 1500 people are out in Casa de Oro, Rancho San Diego. Granite Hills, Singing Hills, Jamacha, W. Jamul and Indian Springs.
Nearly 4000 people lost power in Old Town, Mission Hills, Hillcrest, University Heights, North Park and Normal Heights. More than 1500 are out in in Center City, Balboa Park, Golden Hills, Logan Heights, Mountain View and Lincoln Park.
Nearly 1500 homes are out in Ocean Beach, Midway, Lindbergh Field, Fort Rosecrans, Hillcrest and MCRD.
In the South Bay more than 1500 customers are out in National City, Rancho Del Rey, Eastlake, Otay Reservoir and Bonita.
SDG&E does not yet have an estimate for when power will be restored.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued for western San Diego County until 3:15 p.m. as a wall of severe thunderstorms capable of bringing winds up to 60 miles per hour. Oceanside, Escondido, El Cajon, Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Temecula, San Marcos, Santee, Poway, Fallbrook, Lakeside, Ramona, Solana Beach, Alpine, Camp Pendleton, Del Mar, and nearby areas will likely be affected.
Find a list of outages across the county by clicking here.
No further information was immediately available.