To ensure that state and federal financial resources are available to serve county residents impacted by the windstorms, County Mayor Michael D. Antonovich has declared a state of emergency in Los Angeles County.
The windstorms that began last evening have resulted in widespread damage with the heaviest in the San Gabriel Valley.
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The cities of Pasadena, Sierra Madre and Monrovia have declared local emergencies. Windstorms have caused downed power lines, fallen trees, outages and extensive damage to private property.
The National Weather Service is forecasting strong winds in the Los Angeles County region through Friday.
In light of today’s wind related damage and power outages across Los Angeles County, residents are encouraged to review their emergency survival procedures and make use of County resources available to seek help and prepare for the next disaster: Dept. of Public Works  (http://dpw.lacounty.gov/contact/ )
To report trees down, inoperable County-maintained traffic signals, damage to roadways and County facilities, call 1-800-675-HELP (4375). Alert LA County (http://portal.lacounty.gov/wps/portal/alertla )