High Winds in Southern CA Trigger Red-Flag Warning

High, dry winds are expected to persist in Southern California and the National Weather Service issued a red-flag warning in the mountains of Los Angeles and Ventura counties through Tuesday afternoon.

Winds are expected to reach 25 to 40 miles per hour (mph) with the possiblity of 60 mph gusts, according to a report on the Los Angeles Times site (http://lat.ms/tscdwE).

About 26,000 customers remained without power as of Monday morning after last week’s heavy windstorm downed power lines and electric cables. The high winds could be potentially dangerous in the case of any wildland fires in the area, as well. Firefighters have been predeployed and are at the ready to try and prevent any small brush fires from turning into huge wildfires.

For more information and a video, visit http://lat.ms/tscdwE.

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