Violent Winds Whip Through the West

Downed power lines and devastated homes left in the wake of high winds.
1:28 | 12/03/11

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High wind warnings and advisories for parts of California and you -- still. Nearly 200000. People without power in that region after the worst windstorm in a decade. Major mess in the last power lines toppled homes devastated by snarls of downed trees. Semi trucks all over the freeway. At LAX lights went out at all nine terminals at one us. And transformers -- fire and has finally wins we didn't have the destruction. Blustering winds and parts of Utah and Colorado flew at over 150. Miles per -- But California saw the worst of it. Now the cleanup has begun. Pasadena and known for its historic homes and wide folks lined streets are -- Lake County in clearing out trees. Some communities have declared a state of emergency and the Red Cross has opened centers providing food and aids to people affected by the -- -- We have more than a hundred crews out. We expect those crews have been called. From as far away is -- Arizona. -- bishop. To help. Restore. Power. Much of the debris has been pushed aside but cleanup crews are working of round the clock returning telephone poles upright. Removing hundred year old trees that seemed to swallow cars and homes whole.

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