Photos: Monrovia's Windy Aftermath

Trees crushed cars and blocked off streets after high winds caused widespread damage to the city Thursday.

Stella Thorn didn't know a palm tree landed on her car until police came to her front door Thursday morning.

The resident of the 300 block of West Palm Avenue was on the phone with her insurance company Thursday after a tree crushed the back of her Honda Civic and blocked off the whole street.

Trees were uprooted throughout the city by throughout the city. The city's holiday tree in , already strewn with Christmas lights, was supposed to be lit up Thursday night, but the winds knocked it right over.

Thorn said city workers told her they would remove the tree that landed on her car, but she didn't know when.

"They said they'll get to mine eventually," she said.

Nathan McIntire (Editor) December 01, 2011 at 07:09 PM
Thanks Trap for posting the photo. Keep them coming everyone!
Amy December 01, 2011 at 07:57 PM
Oh my gosh! I knew it was bad all night long, not sleeping, hearing things flying around the yard, thumps, crashes, glass breaking! So sad to see the tree down, hopefully no injuries. Lots of transformers blew last night as well.
Erin Thorn December 01, 2011 at 08:42 PM
That's my sister in laws car on Palm. Each household of our family had significant damage last night. So many streets blocked by trees that came out at the roots. The saddest is the big tree on the corner of Myrtle and Palm. I guess it means no more annual tree lighting ceremonies. = (
Stephanie Mills December 02, 2011 at 04:00 AM
I can't belive the damage> Its so sad to see all the fallen trees and damaged property. Hope the clean up happens quickly and everyone stays safe. Every one is in my thoughts and prayers.
Donna Spurgeon December 02, 2011 at 08:42 PM
It is eerie seeing that from here (Pacific North West) after living there so long. Glad everyone is ok. I agree with my friend, Kristin, there---It could have been so much worse had it happened in the day time. Too bad about all the trees, but--the Christmas tree at Palm and Myrtle? so sad about that.


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