Late last night and into this early morning the greater Los Angeles area was hit with the hardest wind storm in many years.
It wasn’t a hurricane, nor a tornado – the skies remained a friendly gray blue. No, this was simply pure, 100 proof Wind! And it left behind the most damage of any wind storm in our area which I could recall. Maybe the hardest hit city was right here in Pasadena. Even a State of Local Emergency was called by the city!
Streets everywhere were littered with natures green. December is the month of the Tree, specifically the Christmas Tree. Well, Pasadena has really started the month of the Tree with a big blow with all the streets involved.
Oh, and electricity was sometimes off. Some may have also had problems with their water. These two problems alone would explain the brisk business Pasadena restaurants were doing today.
As I was going from point B to A in my car I came across scenes of natures wrath. I captured a few shots mother nature left in our area. Here’s a small sample:
The media highlighted their reports with this picture of the Shell station at Colorado & San Gabriel Blvds in Pasadena.
In San Gabriel, power & phone lines imitated the Leaning Tower of Pisa and blocked the road. Btw, “Power lines down, power lines down!!”
Trees took the best punches of the wind. Sometimes they were knocked out as here in San Marino.
Despite their status in the community the country club set couldn’t escape mother nature. San Gabriel Country Club.
Some traffic signals called in sick leaving it up to drivers to be their own signals for the day.
I saw plenty of Tree Houses today. I guess you wood call this one a Tree Van. Hours later I noticed this picture was unchanged. I envy this driver if he was sleeping-in late.
Weather reports say we’re gonna have another round of the same tonite and into Friday. Hopefully not as powerful! Always prepare for the worse – especially insurance, bread & water.
Luckily film production crews were in Pasadena today…as they are most days. So I trust everything was captured & recorded for the next chapter of Pasadena history.
Gotta Find a Tree to Hold On. Stay Thirsty My Friends.