Crews worked hard through out the city as rain storm drenches Fresno

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Friday night?s storm hit Fresno late and caused some trouble. The city was prepared with crews on call but some people got caught in the rain. (KFSN)

Friday night's storm hit Fresno late and caused some trouble. The city was prepared with crews on call but some people got caught in the rain.

Alphonso Katipunan said, "We didn't expect the rain-- it's been a nice day all day."

During the storm Katipunan was eating outside with a group of friends at In-N-Out Burger near River Park. His friend, Asim Ali said, "You try to run away from it but there's not much you can do."

At the time, lightning was flashing in the distance and traffic was slowing down. On Highway 99 near Jensen, there was some flooding and a truck spun out. There was also a fender bender nearby, nothing major. The city had crews on-call for clean-up, downed trees and flood control. City Spokesperson, Mark Standriff said, "We have the drains cleared-- we've tested all the pumps," he added, "we always prepare for the worst and hope for the best so I'm hoping we get good, steady rain."

PG&E also had crews on stand-by. More rain is expected through the weekend and there's potential for power outages.

Denny Boyles with PG&E said, "in a storm like this with heavy winds...no matter how much work you do in advance, you'll see some trees come down or you'll see some limbs and branches come off trees and unfortunately contact power lines."

"Maybe a little rain will pass, we're hoping it'll pass," said Gina Perez who works in Chinatown.

Another round of rain could soak her parade which is set for Saturday to celebrate Chinese New Year - rain or shine. "Bring an umbrella...it should be fun," Perez added.

PG&E has a few suggestions to get through the stormy weather:

- Stay safe and stay away from downed power lines.

- Have flashlights, radios and fresh batteries ready and know where to go for updates on storm conditions and power outages

- Customers can get updates on outages in their neighborhood through a variety of channels.

- Contact our outage information line at 1-800-743-5002

- Access our Electric Outage Map online at pge.com

- Customers can also log-in to their account through pge.com and sign up to receive proactive outage alerts through email, text or phone
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