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Trees toppled by high winds during San Diego County storm

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Posted at 4:36 PM, Feb 02, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-03 10:15:52-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Strong winds knocked down trees around San Diego County Saturday as a powerful storm moved through the region.

In Balboa Park, six cars were damaged when a large eucalyptus tree fell in the San Diego Zoo parking lot.

No one was hurt during the collapse.

A woman who parked across from the tree told 10News reporter Laura Acevedo she was shocked, and said luck was on her side today.

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Debris from other trees was blown down by the wind and scattered across 6th Avenue west of the park, according to a post on the 10News Weather Watchers Facebook page.

In La Jolla, a palm tree fell onto a car on La Jolla Boulevard just south of Front Street at 11 a.m.

The couple who owned the car had just parked and walked inside a coffee shop.

“Maybe 10 minutes later a guy ran in and said a palm tree fell and hit a car,” said Joanne Chen.

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The tree belonged to the La Jolla Independent auto dealership, according to a witness.