HIGH WINDS CAUSE DOWNED TREES AND POWER LINES TODAY

Photo courtesy of Cynthia JamesPhoto courtesy of Cynthia James
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Photo courtesy of Cynthia James

MERCED, CA – At about 4:45 pm this afternoon in Merced, a tree that has been dead for a couple years, if not more, came crashing down due to today’s high winds nearly hitting an occupied home off of El Portal. “My daughter was actually at our front door calling our dog in,” said Cynthia James, “it was extremely windy and then it scared her because it was very loud. We are thankful no one was hurt and the edge of the house was only hit by smaller branches.”

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Photo courtesy of CM Photography

Just before that at approximately 4:39 p.m., the Merced PD as well as PG&E responded to the area of Olive and Parsons Avenue for a call regarding a tree that fell over and pull wires down.

And over on East 20th Street, right off G Street by the high school, a large branch snapped crashing down on the road where cars sometimes park at around 5:00 p.m. Luckily no one was parked there at the time and according to Chris Moreno, “Merced city workers came out promptly and was very considerate about clearing it out of our driveway.”

The National Weather Service says that the current wind advisory for Merced County will stay in effect until midnight tonight. Thursday brings a 60% chance of rain with a high of 63 and a low of 41 degrees, Winds will be out of the south southeast direction at 15 miles per hour.

For more accurate and up-to-date weather information click on this link – http://www.mcntvnews.com/10646-2/

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