Strong winds cause campus-wide power outage

Photos by Amy Liu

Susanna Tang, Editor-in-Chief

On Tuesday, March 14, Lynbrook students were dismissed early from school after second period, following a campus-wide power outage amid heavy winds.

The National Weather Service issued severe high wind warnings and moderate flood watches across the San Francisco Bay Area until 11 p.m. that day. The winds left many lockers blown open, trash cans overturned and class-office campaign posters hung loosely. Fallen trees and other debris battered surrounding neighborhoods. Many traffic lights lost power, increasing traffic and minor car accidents in the area.

Lynbrook’s power outage occurred during first period at about 12:30 p.m., cutting power to classroom lighting and the internet. FUHSD officially announced an early release for students after second period due to the loss of power on campus.

“I didn’t feel the impact of the power outage and the cancellation of school until I got home,” senior Esther Shih said. “I realized I couldn’t really do anything since all of my homework was online, so I just chilled at home and finished a book I’d been reading recently.”

Lynbrook, Fremont, Monta Vista and Educational Options remained closed on Wednesday, March 15, but will resume on Thursday, March 16. FUHSD sent a district-wide email on March 15 at 4:34 p.m. announcing that power has been restored across all FUHSD campuses. Lynbrook students will return to campus and follow a new schedule for CAASPP testing and class-office elections.