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Northern SLO County sees damage during Wednesday's wind and rain storm

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Posted at 6:20 PM, Jan 27, 2021

Northern San Luis Obispo was hit hard by the storm Wednesday with some parts of the county seeing damage from the high winds. Fallen trees, disrupted roadways, and scattered debris were also issues.

A telephone pole went down on the corner of 14th Street and Park in Paso Robles, with crews responding Wednesday morning.

Some community members say they have experienced property damage of their own due to strong winds.

Paso Robles resident Wendy Tuttle says the roof of her shed blew off in the middle of the night.

"At 1 in the morning I was cruising around the neighborhood trying to find the roof of my shed which I did not locate," she says.

Resident Jana Lynn Kaba says the high winds were intense.

"It's a lot of rain but we need it, [but] the wind I could do without, it's a little scary, things are flying through the air all through the night," she says.

North County additionally saw power outages Wednesday. According to a statement from PG&E:

"As of 8:40 this morning, we were responding to 67 different outages, with more than 1,340 customers impacted, mostly in northern SLO County, and particularly north of the grade."
Mark Mesesan, PG&E Communications Representative

Some are optimistic for a positive aftermath following the storm, like former Paso Robles resident John Siguerson who says the rain is needed.

"We need feed in the hills, for the cattle, and for the trees and the vineyards and all of that," he says.