Перевернутый самолет, поваленные деревья – сильный ветер принес хаос в Orange County
2023-11-23 Local news

Flipped airplane, fallen trees - high winds brought chaos to Orange County

High winds in Orange County earlier in the week broke branches, felled trees and even flipped an airplane at John Wayne Airport.

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The National Weather Service has issued a wind warning for the beach towns of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach and San Clemente from midnight Sunday through 10 a.m. Tuesday. Until 10 a.m. Tuesday for the inland areas of Santa Ana, Anaheim, Garden Grove, Irvine, Orange, Fullerton and Mission Viejo.

Wind gusts in some parts of Southern California were as high as 98 miles per hour. Not surprisingly, it was not without chaos.

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Santa Ana utilities deal with the effects of high winds on Monday, Nov. 20. Image: www.santa-ana.org.

On Monday, Nov. 20, Santa Ana city officials said utility workers responded to more than one hundred calls for trimming, removing fallen trees, branches and shrubs throughout the city. We had to work quickly to respond to all of the people's requests and ensure safety and accessibility on the streets and sidewalks. If you still need to report a problem - call Public Works Dispatch at 714-647-3380.

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On the same day, Monday, Nov. 20, the winds at John Wayne Airport gave airport workers quite a scare. As it managed to overturn a single-engine airplane on the taxiway. Fortunately, no one was injured. As a result of the incident, the airport was closed for just 20 minutes. And later, the runway was reopened.

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A fierce wind flipped a Cessna airplane at John Wayne Airport, Orange County. Screenshot from video: abc7.com.

High winds were probably also the cause of a falling lamppost at Disneyland on the same day. Three people were injured in the accident. One victim was hospitalized by Anaheim lifeguards, while the other two were released home after being treated at the scene.

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In general, the effects of the squally winds were felt throughout Southern California. For example, in Inland Empire, wind gusts overturned 5 rigs on freeways, destroying power lines. There were also reports of a fallen tree in Mission Hills that lifted part of the sidewalk.

Tuesday into Wednesday, the winds will die down. And it looks like it's going to be a quiet Thanksgiving in the homes of Californians.

Image: Watchara Phomicinda, The Press-Enterprise/SCNG