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Forest Ranch woman lucky to be alive after being shocked in her home

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FOREST RANCH, Calif. – One woman in Forest Ranch was severely impacted by the windy conditions Monday.

"I was in a lot of pain and shaken,” Robin Robbins said.

Robbins was cooking dinner Monday night, just like any other night, when things took a turn.

"The power started to become not your normal flicker,” Robbins said. “It almost sounded like an airplane was coming down, it was loud. I was on the floor. I guess I had been thrown from the stove. There was water all over the kitchen."

Robbins was rushed to the hospital where the doctor told her he was amazed she survived.

"I think the doctor was shocked,” Robbins said. “He hadn't left the hospital so he was unaware of the weather conditions so he didn't know it was windy more or less something like that."

Robbins said a tree branch fell onto a power line and that is what sparked the incident with the stove inside of her home.

Robbins said it wasn't the pain that hurt her the most.

"My daughters were watching and that was probably the most upsetting,” Robbins said.

CAL FIRE shared the following statement on how you can keep this from happening to you.

Homeowners prior to a wind event should walk their property and mitigate any potential hazards. On extremely windy days when trees and powerlines have the potential to fall, we would recommend that residents try to stay inside.

Robbins said after living through the Camp Fire and the windy conditions this week, she and her family can't help but think about moving.

"You can go over the what-ifs, and what can be different at this point,” Robbins said. “Extreme measures of moving is really all we can think of at this point because I don't know anymore.

PG&E provided Action News Now with this statement regarding the incident: 

PG&E responded to a power outage in Forest Ranch on Monday, Jan. 3, that started at 5:53 p.m. and affected 377 customers. PG&E cleared a tree branch from a power line and restored power to all customers at 7:05 p.m. PG&E was not contacted by a customer or an agency regarding any injuries and has no operational indication of a power surge taking place during the outage. Nonetheless, we are investigating the incident.

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