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Major damage left behind by winter storm's wind

Posted at 5:24 PM, Jan 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-26 20:25:16-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - On Tuesday, parts of San Diego County were busy cleaning up the damage that was left behind by the winter storm's intense winds.

San Carlos homeowner David Tostado told ABC10 News that his backyard was torn apart. "There were terrible winds last night and we could hear it inside the house and then we heard a noise outside. We opened the back patio door and the canopy that covers our patio was getting shredded by the wind," he told us.

Crews spent the morning clearing out debris from Rudford's Diner in North Park where outdoor heaters crashed down and the outdoor tent was knocked over. The owner said that the damages will set him back by about $7,000.

Point Loma Sports Club General Manager Bryan Welch showed us the mess outside his gym where the tent was blown over and some of his fitness equipment was destroyed. However, he said that outdoor workout classes will not be interrupted.

"The tent company should be back tomorrow and they'll replace all the poles and everything inside there," he added.

Overnight, several trees toppled over including a palm tree in South Park that landed on three parked cars. In Kensington, workers cleared the road after a 40-foot palm tree crashed on a car.

There were no reports of any injuries.