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Winds impact structures, utility lines and a passenger train

A final blast from a two day storm hit the South Coast with thunder, lightning and powerful winds Thursday afternoon.

Damage was reported on several streets including a large tree estimated to be over 30-feet tall coming down on an occupied structure on the corner of Calle Puerto Vallarta and Milpas Street.

A northbound Amtrak Pacific Surfliner train had to slow down and carefully carve its way through a large eucalyptus tree across the tracks in Carpinteria. It did not cause a long delay and the crew watched from outside as the train passed through.

A Union Pacific response team arrive with chain saws and cleared the tree immediately.

Trees were also reported down on west Victoria, Micheltorena and numerous palm fronds were strewn across the waterfront.

The Santa Barbara Public Works Forestry division had multiple calls for service including at least one that required a very large extension truck to take down a fallen tree.

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