Hurricane Force Winds Black Out LAX

Ginger Zee reports on the destructive winds in California.
1:40 | 12/01/11

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Transcript for Hurricane Force Winds Black Out LAX
Now for the wild weather in Southern California overnight. That's startling video of all the lights going out -- LAX. Leaving passengers stranded in the dark after massively destructive winds tore through that region and BC's -- BZ. Has the latest on all that good morning -- that was something -- was it. You can officially call it hurricane force but the impact. It's just as powerful. Fierce wind gusts over 100 miles an hour ripped through California taking -- trees and knocking out power to at least 75000. I've never heard him talk about eighty per mile our guests usually in accordance with the -- sixty. -- That's kind of -- scary look at the view from this camera at Los Angeles international airport shaking in the wind and then. The field goes completely dark. One of the nation's busiest airports shut down flights diverted passengers stranded lights out at LA acts. This seems like everything stops. You with us -- forced -- -- -- -- the most powerful. Wins California has seen in ten years. Fanning the flames of this crossfire and occidental. Prompting evacuations. And the LA fire department is preparing for the worst. When you get 6070. -- -- winds it's going to be very difficult to stop we basically. Half. Everything ready and cigarettes for any kind of emergency. A total of nine states are under a wind warning and advisory and in the midwest a winter storm brought heavy -- Causing power outages in Michigan and causing this gas station to collapse.

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