Santa Ana winds: 42 units red-tagged in Pasadena
This post has been corrected. See note below.
Pasadena fire inspectors red-tagged 42 units damaged by strong winds, and an additional 200 must be evaluated before a second storm hits the region Thursday night, officials said.
Six buildings in Pasadena have been yellow-tagged, which means access is severely limited, said city spokeswoman Lisa Derderian. A red-tagged building means no one can enter.
Pasadena took the brunt of a windstorm that lashed Southern California on Wednesday night and Thursday morning. The Fire Department received 200 calls for service in eight hours, up from its usual 30 a day, Derderian said.
About 4,000 customers remained without power Thursday afternoon, down from 6,000 in the morning.
With more high winds forecast, “This is just the calm before the storm,” she said.
[Corrected at 4 p.m.: An early version of this post incorrectly stated that 42 buildings have been red-tagged. In fact, 42 units -- 40 in one building -- have been red-tagged. A total of 200 buildings have been reported damaged in the windstorm, city officials said.]
-- Sam Quinones
Photo: Carol Harsha surveys damage to her property on Pine Bluff Drive in Pasadena. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times