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High Winds Topple Trees & Power Lines on Haley Street

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In a likely domino event, six trees, with lines from four telephone poles runnnig through the branches, were all brought crashing down in high winds crushing six cars on West Haley Street Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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Large eucalyptus trees with relatively shallow root systems, in saturated ground are a dangerous combination with high winds. A total of six trees came crashing down bringing with them four communication poles carrying phone, cable, and secondary power lines crushing at least six cars on West Haley Street Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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City Fire and Police departments survey the damage on the 200 block of West Haley Street Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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With a downed power line under her car on West Haley St. Alejandra Nunez and her 7-week-old son Benjamin wait for first responders to give her the okay to leave the vehicle Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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With a downed power line under her car on West Haley St. Alejandra Nunez and her 7-week-old son Benjamin wait for first responders to give her the okay to leave the vehicle Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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Alejandra Nunez, safely out of her car with her 7-week-old son, describes to city firefighters and an Edison employee how she was backing up her car as high winds brought down the trees and power lines around her on the 200 block of West Haley Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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Alejandra Nunez with 7-week-old son Benjamin safely out of their vehicle on Haley Street Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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A crushed toyota truck on West Haley Street Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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High winds toppled six trees and four phone poles crushing six cars on West Haley Street Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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A city firefighter checks to see if the downed power lines on Haley Street are still live Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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Eucalyptus trees are known to grow large while maintaining a relatively shallow root system. This makes them highly susceptible to fall over during high winds when the ground is saturated as seen here on West Haley Street Jan. 21, 2010.

Published on January 21, 2010

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High winds toppled six trees and four phone poles crushing six cars on West Haley Street Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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High winds toppled six trees and four phone poles crushing six cars on West Haley Street Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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Residents of West Haley Street survey the damage crushed by fallen trees and communication poles Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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City police document the damaged vehicles on Haley St. Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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Residents of West Haley Street find their vehicles crushed by fallen trees and communication poles Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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Residents of West Haley Street find high ground to observe the post-storm activity Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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Crushed cars on West Haley Street Jan 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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Santa Barbara Sr. Tree Trimmer Jess Gaitan starts clearing the six downed trees on Haley Street Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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City Fire department survey the storm damage on Haley Street Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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City police document the storm's damage on West Haley Street

Published on January 21, 2010

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White burn marks in the pavement and the burned-bare power line wire remain after high winds toppled six trees and four communication poles on the 200 block of West Haley Street.

Published on January 21, 2010

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So. Ca. Edison employee Rick Vargas cuts dead power lines from a downed pole as part of the clean up on Haley Street Jan. 21, 2010

Published on January 21, 2010

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