Hight Wind Advisory! [UPDATE]

Update:
CNN: “#LAWind gusts via NWS: LAX-47 MPH, Burbank 36 MPH, Malibu Hills 49 MPH, Saugus 67 MPH, Whitaker Peak 97 MPH!! Wowza.”

Power Outage Tips:

Always keep a flashlight and extra batteries handy.

Never use candles in a power outage or other emergency.

Turn off or disconnect any appliances or electronics you were using when the power went out.

Leave one light turned on so you’ll know when your power returns. Don’t light a fire indoors.

If you’re cold, put on layers of warm clothing instead.

Never burn charcoal for heating or cooking indoors.

Leave the doors of your refrigerator and freezer closed to keep your food as fresh as possible. If you must eat food that was refrigerated or frozen, check it carefully for signs of spoilage. Using your flashlight, check throughout your home to see if any of your lights or appliances are working.

If some things turn on normally, you may have blown a fuse or tripped a circuit breaker.

If none of your lights work, check to see if your neighbor’s power is out, too. This will help you determine if the electricity is out in your whole neighborhood, or just your home.

If you see a power line or utility pole that has fallen, STAY AWAY. Live power lines can cause serious injury or even kill you.

MORE: http://www.sce.com/safety/emergency/default.htm

Weather.com

and Sheriff Department

… HIGH WIND WARNING NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL NOON PST FRIDAY…

* WINDS… NORTHEAST 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH BELOW PASSES AND CANYONS FROM MALIBU TO THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS.

* TIMING… WINDS WILL INCREASE THIS EVENING AND THEN REMAIN VERY STRONG AND GUSTY THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING… EXCEPT FOR A PERIOD OF WEAKER WINDS THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY THURSDAY EVENING.

* IMPACTS… VERY STRONG WINDS WILL BE CAPABLE OF DOWNING TREES AND POWER LINES… KNOCKING DOWN OUTDOOR OBJECTS… CREATING FLYING DEBRIS… AND CAUSING DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A HIGH WIND WARNING MEANS A HAZARDOUS HIGH WIND EVENT IS EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF AT LEAST 40 MPH OR GUSTS OF 58 MPH OR MORE CAN LEAD TO PROPERTY DAMAGE.

Media reporting multiple 911 calls for downed wires. If you encounter downed wires do not inspect them. Call 9-1-1 immediately. Call Chaverim as well. We will help secure the scene and ensure that no traffic or pedestrians will injure themself.

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