I meant to post this yesterday, but technical difficulties prevented that from happening. Let's take a look around at a very small part of the damage from Wednesday night's windstorm.
This first photo was the city's 50-foot Christmas tree in Library Park. It was knocked down...
...bringing the star on top crashing to the ground. This cancelled the tree lighting ceremony that was to have taken place last night. The holiday parade was postponed to a date yet to be determined.
This scene could be found at many intersections. This is Foothill and Shamrock.
Double whammy here. A downed tree blocking the street and downed wires. Dangerous situation.
This tree fell across Wildrose, just east of Mountain.
Here's another situation that happened far too many times. Tree crushes car.
And finally, try as the wind might, this Christmas tree held tough and refused to fall completely over.
Cleanup continues and many homes and businesses are still without power.
Check this post from MonroviaNow.com for some stats on the damage.