What a night!
Pasadena was hard-hit by winds that come roaring down the 210 corridor last night and the situation continues with power outages, fallen trees, downed power lines and structure fires. A State of Emergency has been declared and officials have asked that residents conserve water and use extreme caution when leaving their homes. Was a unsettling night for residents (us included) as howling winds wrecked havoc and sirens were heard every few minutes throughout the city most of the night.
Latest reports via the Pasadena Star News
Pasadena Police Chief Philip Sanchez said the city opened its emergency operations center at City Hall about midnight.
City officials are asking citizens to stay indoors.
“If you don’t need to be out, shelter in place,” said Pasadena Police Chief Phillip Sanchez.
Sanchez reports there are at least 200 down power lines in Pasadena and as many as 270 trees.
The weather caused multiple fires over nights, including one that resulted in one person being critically injured and three others were hurt near the intersection of Penn Street and Fair Oaks Avenue.
More than 20 intersections are without power.
Here on the homestead… it’s an unsightly MESS (see more pics) but… thankfully….
Animals are safe, people are okay, house is strong (metal roofs can withstand 90 mph winds, after all!).
Still, when you rely on the garden for food and income.. it’s sad to see all the damage to all the greens but they will bounce back soon! . We’ll be struggling to do any orders for awhile. Nonetheless, counting our blessings for what we do have!
Hope everyone in the San Gabriel valley are OK too!
The cleanup will go on for days; however, forecasters predict “It Ain’t Over Yet” and tell us to expect another windy (and sleepless) night.
Rakes & brooms anyone?