Santa Ana Winds Bedevil Santa Ana

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Photos courtesy of the City of Santa Ana
Santa Ana winds bending power poles has caused the closure of part of Raitt Street in Santa Ana.

Southern Californians are used to Santa Ana winds howling strong and wreaking havoc, but they are usually at their worst inland, in places like my old stomping grounds of Fontucky. Right now, however, the Santa Anas--or "Devil Winds," as the preacher man calls 'em--are doing a number on the City of Santa Ana.

Raitt Street, which I'm 99 percent sure is named after Bonnie's late dad and fellow singer John Raitt, is now closed from First to Fifth streets because of the strong winds bending power poles and lines being down (as seen in the photos provided by the city).

"A live power pole and lines snapped in the 300 block [of] North Raitt, causing lines to come to rest on the ground; there were no injuries reported, however the line will need immediate repair," reads a city advisory. "A work crew from Southern California Edison is en route to repair the pole and lines."

Santa Ana firemen and police officers are already there.

An even more frightening shot after the jump ...


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23 comments
Thomass Tran
Thomass Tran

Victoria Hoang, isn't that otw to your work?? I'm remember raitt street.

Thomas Anthony Gordon
Thomas Anthony Gordon

The City of Santa Ana claims to have millions of dollars in the bank and Raitt Street still looks a war zone in need of new pavement

Jose O Maldonado
Jose O Maldonado

That city seems to be under a tornado, earthquake, and typhoon every day.

Kevin Hurley
Kevin Hurley

Pretty sure that was Raitt St. near First. DETOUR for my bus. :)

Roberto Hamilton Blackburn
Roberto Hamilton Blackburn

The worst is riding in the highway next to an 18 wheeler when it starts to be shaken by the Santa Ana winds.

Brainwashed_in_church
Brainwashed_in_church topcommenter

Some structural engineer may be looking for another job. Those poles should not fail even in Santa Ana winds.

Frank TheFat Rodriguez
Frank TheFat Rodriguez

I couldnt ride my bike to school! Dust in my eyes. Wind kept blowing my ponytail apart. And riding against the wind was to much resistence:( fuck u SA winds

Roger Thomas
Roger Thomas

or Santana winds as it should be called that would bedevil Santa Ana !

slop101
slop101

"Raitt Street, which I'm 99 percent sure is named after Bonnie's late dad and fellow singer John Raitt,"

Hilarious! Only because I think the same exact thing every time I drive by Raitt.

MatthewTCoker
MatthewTCoker topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle The damn wind blew so hard it transposed the letters on this computer! Nice catch Fishie, I have fixed it. I think.

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