High winds in 1970s

Today, I’ve put together a small photo gallery of wind damage from the early 1970s. Since two of the images were published on Jan. 1, 1975, here’s part of the wind report in that day’s Los Angeles Times:

Winds gusting up to 70 m.p.h. slashed through the Los Angeles Basin Tuesday, causing widespread damage and threatening to disrupt the Tournament of Rose parade in Pasadena today.

The strongest winds smashed into the city of San Fernando, knocking over a hangar at the city’s airport on Foothill Blvd., wrecking three parked planes and shattering at least eight plate glass windows.

A police department wind gauge was smashed during one violent gust estimated at 70 m.p.h…

Wind advisories warning against movement of campers and trailers were issued for most highways freeways. Several campers were knocked over by winds in the Riverside area.

Steel construction scaffolding on a connector ramp under construction for the Simi Valley-San Fernando Valley Freeway at the Golden Gate Freeway in Pacoima was blown into a jackstraw-like jumble. But none of the wreckage landed in traffic lanes…

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