LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of Southern California residents remained while not power on Sunday as officers warned that dangerously high winds would come back to the region within the evening.
Power company Southern California Edison still had 49,874 customers withoutpower as of Sunday morning because of the “near hurricane force winds” of recent days, consistent with spokeswoman Mashi Nyssen.
Wind gusts up to 70 miles per hour through area mountain passes and canyons were expected to start once more late Sunday and last through early Tuesday, the NWS said.
The winds can produce “critical” conditions that may cause an “extreme fire danger” to that area, the NWS reported.
On Wednesday unusually powerful winds in the beginning began striking the LA region during a storm that raised concern concerning potential wildfires igniting and spreading at lightening speed.
Wind gusts of up to 45 miles per hour were reported near the metropolis over the weekend.