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Crazy Video: Santa Ana Winds Knock Billboard Down Onto Parked Cars
The Santa Ana winds are wreaking havoc on parts of the L.A. area this weekend, including North Hollywood where one driver had a close call.
On Saturday, a customer was pulling his truck out of the lot of a hardware store on the 6800 block of Lankershim Boulevard when strong gusts blew a billboard on the roof of the store onto the ground below. In the security camera tape from StoneTooling.com, you can see that the pickup truck was fortunate to have pulled out merely seconds before it all came crashing down. "The guy was so lucky. We don't know who it is, though," Daniel Abitboul, president of the store, told NBC 4.
Despite the damage, the store remains open albeit customers have to enter through a side entrance.
You can notice in the moments before it all happens, the camera from the first angle starts to tremble from the gusts picking up. Although the driver was quite fortunate, two other parked cars weren't as lucky.