Last night, December 27, the strongest wind fell trees and broke power lines in West Los Angeles.
LADWP reports that the disaster affected areas of palms and Del Ray, Culver City, West Hollywood and the San Fernando valley. About 8 thousand people were left without electricity.
Dozens of fallen trees blocked the passage on the roads and even collapsed on houses. For example, a root-torn tree collapsed on a house on Rosewood Avenue in West Hollywood, damaging the roof and leaving cracks in the ceiling. According to the hostess, it was the oldest and largest in this district.
High winds likely to blame for this tree falling onto a West Hollywood home. The owner says she was standing right next to it when she heard a splintering sound! Her story plus more wind damage…tonight on @CBSLA & #Kcal9 #LosAngeles #Wind #TreeDown pic.twitter.com/y1yeFNdlnI
— Laurie Perez (@LauriePerez) 28 декабря 2018 г.
In North Hollywood, a tree fell on the road in the area of Magnolia Boulevard and Tujunga Avenue, almost hitting the statue of Amelia Earhart at the entrance of North Hollywood Library.
Drivers in the Inland Empire, Cajon Pass and Apple Valley also felt the power of the elements. Cars was driving against the wind hard , some was damaged. Especially strong wind was in the area of Fountains.
Emergency services continue to work as soon as possible to resume the supply of electricity and remove fallen trees.
There is no information about the victims yet.
Our crews are working to restore power in #DelRey area tonight as quickly and safely as possible. Outage is affecting 3,477 customers out of our total 1.5 million customers. Thank you for your patience. -ct
— LADWP (@LADWP) 28 декабря 2018 г.