Thursday , June 20 2024

Fresno Prepares for Storm

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It was another busy night on Christmas Tree Lane as families tried to enjoy the lights before the storm. <br /><br />It took eight weekends for Dean Alexander to decorate his home. A good storm could bring it all down. <br /><br />&quot;Our Deodar Cedars have all the lights. It’s actually the longest extension cords, so you have cords in the trees and if they go down it causes havoc on the lane,&quot; Alexander said. <br /><br />Hi biggest concern is wind. Wind that could push over trees and some of his larger decorations. He says that’s what happened four years ago. <br /><br />&quot;It looked like a hurricane came through Christmas Tree lane so luckily we got it all cleaned up in time,&quot; Alexander said. <br /><br />PG&amp;E was also preparing for wind today. Pruning trees close to power lines. <br /><br />&quot;Especially trees that have come in contact with the line and we’ll prune those back usually several years worth of growth,&quot; Boyles said. <br /><br />He says older trees are the most at risk. <br /><br />&quot;In this type of weather event where you have the wind proceeding the rain that trees that are potentially weakened by the drought have the potential to come down on lines and cut off service to customers,&quot; Boyles said. <br /></div>

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