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Businesses try to rebound after winds, power outages

December 5, 2011 |  9:00 am

Businesses in neighborhoods hit hard by last week's windstorm and days of power outages are looking forward to rebounding.

Some businesses in Altadena had to close their doors for several days.

"We lost tons of money, tons of money," said Dona Grant, owner of the Kristen Laurenz salon. "All of my stylists in this struggling economy had to take a step back and reevaluate in three days."

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More high winds were expected to hit portions of Los Angeles and Ventura counties Monday and into Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service.

A surge of offshore winds from the northeast was expected to reach 25 to 40 mph with gusts up to 60 mph late Monday morning, forecasters said. The winds are expected to taper off later in the day and through the evening, but then increase again late Monday night and early Tuesday.

Meanwhile, some residents remained without power. The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reported that electricity service had been restored to all but a handful of customers. But Southern California Edison reported, 26,783 customers still without power as of 6 a.m., mostly in the San Gabriel Valley and foothill communities.


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-- KTLA News