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Storm-Swept in the Neighborhood (Photo Gallery)

The strongest Santa Ana winds in memory downed trees and caused power outages, throwing us all a bit off balance.

A suburb is a mosaic of ownership—residential properties, businesses, schools, government offices. But to Santa Ana winds, it is one great landmass to be swept over—sometimes with disastrous results.

Wednesday’s windstorm is widely regarded as the worst in living memory—and these photos from Eagle Rock and Highland Park testify to the storm’s ferocity. Uprooted trees, blocked streets and power outages that resulted in major traffic tieups severely disrputed the lives of residents.

Feel free to add your own photos or videos to this gallery of images.

Peter Choi December 02, 2011 at 11:08 PM
Thanks for the great photos! For more images, please check out the short video at my blog about what we awoke to the morning after: http://eaglerock.patch.com/blog_posts/patch-blog-theres-got-to-be-a-morning-after
HLP Frenchy December 03, 2011 at 04:55 AM
The picture of the crushed Lamborghini is a classic!
Steven Fjeldsted December 03, 2011 at 04:57 AM
An article in the LA Times on August 13, 2006 entitled "If a Blackout Spoils Food Utility May Eat Cost" states "If the outage is caused by an act of nature or something out of control like heat or lightning, or animals getting into wires, we cannot be liable for those."It's stated my a man named Ziegler of SCE who adds, "Hard to predict what will be paid and what will be denied. It's worthwhile for a customer to turn it in so we can take a look at it." The article goes on to give the number to request a food loss claim form for DWP (800 342 5397) and says the claim form is also online at www.ladwp.com. After the recent windstorm and resultant power outage I lost a 5 day old piece of pumpkin pie, half of a 12 oz. box of bonbons, and a Three Musketeers bar left over from Halloween so I'm considering sending in a claim form for $1.40), the depreciated value.
SIMON December 03, 2011 at 04:40 PM
If DWP is going to reimburse for the spoil food because of a service that they can't provide. How about the fire dept's permanent closures of companies in our area that's also a service we are paying for that is not being provided. El Sereno had a big fire yesterday morning.
Drea December 08, 2011 at 05:11 AM
I was told by a friend in the insurance business that if you are a homeowner, and there is an extended blackout, you can likely claim your food loss through your homeowner's insurance without affecting your deductible.

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