Strong winds knock trees over SoCal under red flag warning

Strong and damaging winds swept through Southern California on Thursday, knocking down trees and mating in dry conditions to create dangerous fire weather.

The strongest winds were expected through Thanksgiving morning.

The KTLA received images of felled trees in several cities, including the San Fernando Valley, North Hollywood, Santa Ana and Ontario.

In North Hollywood, a large tree fell on a home around 1:30 a.m. in the 11200 neighborhood of Califa Street.

Just half an hour earlier, also in North Hollywood, a fallen tree smashed a white pickup and a sedan in the area of ​​Haynes Street and Irvine Avenue. No injuries were reported in any of the incidents.

A strong wind warning was in effect due to damaging winds in the San Fernando Valley and the Los Angeles County coast – mostly across the Malibu Corridor.

Strong gusts of over 70 mph swept through some mountain and valley areas in LA and Ventura counties overnight and early in the morning, according to the Weather Service.

The winds are strong enough to break down power lines that could fall and trigger fires, and that’s why Edison began disconnecting power for tens of thousands of customers in Southern California.

A red flag warning was also in effect for most of Los Angeles and Ventura counties from Wednesday to Friday night, according to the National Weather Service.

Motorists were warned to prepare for fallen trees and power lines in the roadway.


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