Fresno city crews respond to 75 calls for downed trees

Wild winds brought down trees and knocked out power

FRESNO, Calif. - Some Valley residents are recovering from powerful winds. Trees started to topple early and it got worse as Thursday went on. The National Weather Service reported up to 40 mile per hour wind gusts in Fresno. City crews were busy cleaning up the mess all day.

You could feel it. You could hear it. And you could see it.

"I just came outside and I seen it on the ground and was like what the heck," Luis Godinez.

Fallen trees in Fresno neighborhoods. Residents coming outside to witness the damage done by heavy winds.

"Lucky it didn't hit nobody or on top of a house or anything but yeah, watch out you guys," said another resident.

The wild weather continued all of Thursday. Reported wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour in our area. Even knocking down power lines and street lights.

Christina Jalomo didn't believe it when her daughter told her about a downed three in their yard.

"She's a jokester so I thought she was joking when the tree fell over. She wasn't," said Jalomo.

In fact, the base of the uprooted tree is taller than Christina's daughter Gianna.

"It's huge. It's a huge tree," said Jalomo.

The City of Fresno says crews responded to 75 total calls regarding fallen trees and limbs. PG&E says there were 134 outages impacting 6,400 customers in the Fresno division early Thursday evening.

Officials say the largest outage affected many customers in the Figarden area. For Christina and residents like her, it's goodbye to long standing trees.

"They're going to come up and chop it all up tomorrow and take it away. I love that tree though. I'm so sad," said Jalomo.

If you have any downed trees or power lines in your neighborhood, just call 621-CITY.


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