Claremont residents dealt with a wind storm that knocked out power to their homes and trees on Wednesday. The city had crews cleaning up the wild winds at this time, as well as checking for downed wires and repairing damaged roofs.
Claremont is a city in California. Crews are cleaning up the wild wind damage that has been caused by the storm that hit Claremont yesterday.
(CBSLA) – LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – As violent winds wreaked havoc on Claremont residences Friday night, a massive 150-foot pine tree smashed into a Scripps College French professor’s faculty home.
According to Julin Everett, the lights had gone out on East 11th Street, and she was lighting candles when she heard a horrible noise.
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“I fled to the rear of the house when I heard the tree shatter and the tree crashed within feet of me,” Everett recalled.
As cleaning following Friday night’s winds enters its third day, there was a chorus of chain saws heard around the town. Street after street is littered with fallen trees, some of which totally block entrance to Claremont communities.
The enormous winds took out electricity in areas of Claremont, said to Ralph Spaulding, a Claremont resident, as transformer after transformer blew, lighting up the neighborhood. A nearby Jacaranda tree crashed on his roof, shattering a tiny window.
“I’ve lived in that residence for the last 45 years.” “I’ve never had anything like that,” Spaulding added.
Carolee Monroe planted a seedling of a giant canary pine in her property on North Indian Hill Blvd decades ago, and it crashed during the height of the gusts.
“I don’t have enough words in my vocabulary to explain all we heard.” Everything, including the various noises. “It was terrifying,” Monroe said. “A gazebo and swing were destroyed, as well as a portion of the guest house over the garage.” The neighbouring yard has been buried by the fallen pine.”
The Monroe family’s treasured 31-year-old tree is being delicately broken up into tables.
“It’s been a whirlwind. “The city of Claremont has lost a lot of trees,” said Eddie Martinez, owner of Elite Tree Care.
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Tree trimmers are strewn throughout the Claremont institutions’ lawns, working to clean trunks and branches. Several areas, including key crossroads along Foothill Blvd, are still without electricity.
“It’s been three and a half days,” says Jeff Ramdass, who is rushing to get wifi. I had to toss away all of the food from three days when we believed we may be able to save it.”
Some neighbors near the institutions have had their lights restored, while more than 600 families remain without electricity. Crews said they won’t be able to restore electricity until all of the trees are removed from the wires.
Due to the weekend windstorms that damaged numerous houses and knocked down power lines throughout the area, all Claremont Unified School system campuses were closed today.
Claremont Unified School District Cancels All Classes While Assessing Windstorm Damage, Power Outages At Two Campuses
Parents were encouraged to keep their children at home and away from the district’s two campuses that are without power – Mountain View and El Roble, which also houses the district’s Central Kitchen, which prepares meals for all of the district’s schools. On Mondays, the district claims it will not be able to offer breakfast or lunch.
“It’s been a trying weekend for everyone in Claremont.” The windstorms wreaked havoc, leaving many households without power for days and causing substantial damage to families’ houses, according to the district. “Over the weekend, we had District personnel and contractors at all locations and were able to analyze and react to only imminent risks at our school sites.” A comprehensive examination of our campus’s safety is required.”
Officials with the district say they’re concerned about tree limbs falling off, plumbing difficulties caused by uprooted trees, and infrastructure damage caused by power outages and fallen trees. The district’s Board of Education will have a special private meeting Monday night to review the present state of its campuses and the possibility of their closure, according to the district.
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The district, on the other hand, claims it will reopen its campuses on Tuesday.