Strong wind causes massive damage in Southern California; leaves many without power
The strong winds in Southern California caused damage to power lines and trees in the region, leaving tens of thousands of people without power. The local authorities have not reported any wind-related injuries.
Wind gusts of 60 miles per hour wreaked havoc for trees in San Fernando Valley on Saturday morning. Power has been restored for many homes. Department of Water and Power informed that more than 22,000 people were without power in the Valley during the morning hours. By 5.30 pm, more than 9,000 people were without power.
The Santa Anas usually form during cooler months. In Santa Maria, the wind speed of 82 has broken the record set in 1935.
The winds caused damage to a massive billboard in Burbank. The winds are expected to die down by Saturday evening but could even continue till Sunday morning, according to weather reports.
Weather forecasters have also warned beachgoers to stay safe. The surf could be as high as 9 feet at certain locations with averaging around 5-7 feet.
Power utility crew members were working hard to restore the power for consumers facing outage. At certain locations, bus service has been impacted.
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