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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.

Santa Monica Tree Down 2The 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.

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