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Strong Santa Ana Winds Uproot Tree Into La Crescenta Home

Glendale was one of the many cities in Southern California hit by the Santa Ana winds Thursday morning.
The National Weather Service forecasted winds of up to 60 mph in parts of Southern California, including the San Fernando Valley. During the height of the wind event, a gust of 86 mph was measured Thursday afternoon in the San Gabriel Mountains, according to the National Weather Service. A high wind advisory was issued and in effect throughout the day for most of the region.
The combination of saturated ground and high winds led to numerous reports of trees falling across the area, including one in La Crescenta that crashed through the roof of a home, rending the house uninhabitable.
L.A. County authorities at the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station posted photos of the incident on social media.
“It’s been a busy day for our units and the local @LACOFD stations,” the agency said in a social media post. “A little after 11 a.m., we responded to a tree falling on a home in La Crescenta. Deputies and Engine 82 responded quickly. Thankfully, there were no injuries. #LASD #SantaAnawinds.”
Officials said the winds picked up dramatically overnight, resulting in numerous reports of large trees falling, including one in the Lake Balboa area where power lines were damaged and a tree fell onto numerous parked cars near an apartment building. There were no immediate reports of any injuries.

— City News Service contributed to this report.

First published in the March 16 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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