Hurricane-force winds are hitting Southern California, with 60+ mph winds gusting through our counties, and 80 mph winds through our mountain regions. These can cause trees and power lines to fall, which can cause severe property damage. Scattered thunderstorms are said to follow, causing even further damage to homes and commercial properties. If you have an emergency situation with your property, please call us NOW on (877) 731-8471.
The Orange County Fire Authority is increasing their staff and patrols as we write in anticipation of these powerful winds. Remember that just a few weeks ago, a downed power line was the suspected source of a fire in Stanton. The winds should hit their peak by tomorrow morning, with another peak on Friday morning, although it is expected to be less powerful than the first.
Please keep on alert for fires in your area; OCFA has fire-watch volunteers fanning out into the counties’ wild lands to discourage arsonists and watch for any fires starting. According to wildland defense planner George Ewan, it’s lucky that much of the wild vegetation in Southern California has been dampened by recent rains, but that doesn’t mean that fires won’t start!
This weather system is being caused by what’s called an “inside slider”, a cold system of low-pressure air descending over our region from the north, says the National Weather Service.
Have you been affected by the winds? Has your residence or place of business suffered:
- Roof damage from a fallen tree?
- Water damage from a leak in a ruined roof?
- Water damage from wind-driven rain?
- Fire damage from fallen power lines or wildfires?
Do you need:
- An emergency tarp-up?
- Building stabilization?
- Roof repair?
Are you located in:
- The Inland Empire
- Rancho Cucamonga
- Chino Hills
- San Bernardino
If you have been affected by the wind and storm in any way, you need to act now. Call us on (877) 732-8471 immediately or fill out the form on the right and one of our trained specialists will call you shortly.