Strong Wind Topples Huge Tree onto Cars in Santa Monica
FONTANA, Calif. (KTLA) — A high-wind warning was in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday in the mountain areas in Los Angeles and Ventura counties with gusts reaching up to 60 miles per hour.
After the warning expires, a high-wind advisory will go into effect throughout much of the Southland until 3 a.m. Monday morning.
The winds sent a large pine tree toppling down onto three cars at 11th and Washington Streets in Santa Monica overnight.
“It’s a little bit funny to lose your car in a strange situation like this, but I need a new car,” said John, whose car was one of the ones destroyed.
“I had thought about it and, truthfully, when I heard the winds earlier I thought, ‘I tree might fall on my car.’ And I thought, ‘Nah, no way.’”
Winds throughout the day were expected to be in the 25-30 mile per hour range, with gusts in the mountains reaching 60 miles per hour.