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High Wind Warning

Post Date:10/29/2019 6:15 PM

A high wind warning has been issued for the Los Angeles County area. The strong winds are forecasted to begin tonight, at 11 p.m., and will continue through Wednesday morning, at 5 a.m.

With the High Wind Warning in effect, the Monrovia community can expect moderate to strong winds with gusts up to 40 MPH.   

Strong winds may down trees and power lines. The City of Monrovia wants to remind residents to never touch a downed power line, or anything that's in contact with it. To report down trees or power lines, please call the police department non-emergency line at (626) 256-8000.

During the period of strong winds, residents are advised to:

  • Avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches.
  • If possible, remain in the lower levels of your home during the windstorm, avoiding windows.
  • When driving, use extra caution as sudden gusty cross winds can make driving difficult, especially for drivers of high profile vehicles and vehicles towing trailers.
  • Know where to shelter if conditions warrant, such as basement, interior room/hall, bathroom, closet, etc., and where shelters in your area are located.
  • Bring in outdoor items, such as children's toys, patio furniture, garbage cans, etc., which could be blown around and cause damage.

Additionally, the combination of strong winds, low relative humidity and warm temperatures can lead to an increased risk of wildfire.

For information on how residents can prepare for severe weather, please visit City of Monrovia’s Emergency Preparedness webpage.