Additionally, a fence was damaged when the post came down. The park remained open throughout the day while some shows and attractions were canceled. Reporter Chip Yost with KTLA shared a video of a tree that came down due to the winds in the area, which he reported also caused an airplane at John Wayne Airport to flip over on a runway.
BREAKING: Lamppost Falls Over on Main Street U.S.A. at Disneyland, Guests Injuredhttps://t.co/2eJdvwVFGt— Disneyland News Today (@dlnt) November 20, 2023
The Orange County Register reported high winds wreaked havoc across the region throughout the day. Residents of the county were told to brace for gusts of up to 60 mph. Those living in Los Angeles County were told to be prepared for wind gusts of up to 65 mph. Commuters driving through canyons and valleys in the region were told to expect even more powerful winds. The Southern California Edison Company, which provides electricity for as many as 15 million people in the region, asked people to avoid downed power lines.
BREAKING: 3 people injured at Disneyland when pole fell in Main Street area. Per @AnaheimFire , wind believed to be cause. Wind also blamed for this tree falling on Tustin house and a small plane flipping over on runway at John Wayne Airport. @KTLA pic.twitter.com/UTvwfUwuN7— Chip Yost (@ChipYost) November 20, 2023
A service outage map provided by the company showed massive power outages on Tuesday stretching from San Clemente in Orange County to communities across Ventura County northwest of Los Angeles.
With high wind conditions expected in SoCal, remember to stay far away from power lines. Never touch a downed power line, or anything that’s in contact with it. If you see a downed wire, call 911 right away. pic.twitter.com/N1n3gNkd9L— SCE (@SCE) November 19, 2023
This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.