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Gusty Winds Bring Power Outages, Downed Trees

The winds bring the possibility of brush fires

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    High winds are forecasted for the Los Angeles area Wednesday through Friday.

    Power outages and downed trees were reported in several regions of Los Angeles County Wednesday night due to unusually gusty winds.

    Los Angeles International Airport was affected with power going in and out at the highly-used airport.

    Some containers and equipment that were unsecured rolled onto runways, LAX spokesperson Nancy Castles said.

    Castles was told by the Federal Aviation Administration that the some arrival flights would be delayed for about 10 to 15 minutes.

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    Airport Operations confirmed security screenings were temporarily suspended including customs and border protection.

    Marina Peninsula and beach areas of Venice suffered power outages as well, some of which have since been restored.

    Several areas incurred damage from fallen trees.

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    A large Eucalyptus tree fell on a power line and a house in Beverly Hills, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. In addition, traffic was backed up through most of Marina del Rey along westbound Admiralty Way because of downed trees.

    The National Weather Service issued a red flag warning for Wednesday night through to late Friday afternoon over Los Angeles and Ventura counties.

    The wind was forecasted to be so powerful, it could be “the strongest offshore wind event we have seen in the past few years,” according to an advisory by the National Weather Service.

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    Fears of a possible brush fire guided the decision to suspend the Metro Green Line service between the Redondo Beach and El Segundo stations, according to Metro.

    “Residents in the warning area are advised to take precautions now before the winds reach their peak,” the NWS said. “Close all windows and secure all outdoor objects such as lawn furniture.”

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    The outage darkened terminals, delayed flights and even disrupted security procedures.
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