As the winds picked up last Thursday, Valley residents started losing power.
There were dozens of power outages to go along with the numerous downed power lines and trees and tree limbs, and there was a report of a tree going into a house on Riverside Drive.
High winds blasting up and down West Napa Street blew in a large plate glass window in the front of Meritage restaurant around 7:15 p.m. Thursday night, dropping sheets of heavy glass onto the heads of two patrons having drinks.
The man and woman, later identified as Victor and Martina, who didn’t want their last names used, were not seriously injured and were tended to quickly by medics from the nearby Sonoma Valley Fire and Rescue station on Second Street West. Victor received a bump on his head while Martina was treated for several large cuts on her hands.
“Overall, we are very grateful that things ended – relatively speaking – as good as they did and we want to remark upon and thank the emergency responders, hospital personnel and restaurant owner (who was very cooperative) as well as people of Sonoma for their professionalism and care,” Victor said in an email to the Index-Tribune. He said the two were on their way back to New York City on Friday.