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Santa Ana Winds Knock Down Trees, Caused Power Outages Last Night

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The Santa Ana winds came back with a fury last night, knocking down trees and creating power outages throughout Southern California. The wind is expected to continue through Thursday, along with very hot and dry conditions, prompting the National Weather Service so issue a red flag warning.

Overnight, parked cars fell victim to toppled trees and branches and power was knocked out to up to 1,800 Southern California Edison, reports CBS Los Angeles. In Mar Vista a tree came crashing down on top of a resident's Mazda Miata, according to ABC7.

Electricity has been restored to most of the region, although Southern California Edison reports an outage affecting 176 customers in Inglewood as of this report. The power is expected to be restored in Inglewood by 11 a.m. this morning.

Stock up on flashlights, batteries, and candles in preparation for more potential outages in the coming days. Though, with a red flag warning in effect, be careful with those candles!