LOS ANGELES (KTLA) - The National Weather Service has confirmed that a small tornado touched down in California.
Residents say high winds pulled wood out of the trash and threw debris in the air.
The weather service says the tornado was likely a "small EF0 tornado," with winds between 65 and 85 miles per hour.
The tornado caused damage in some nearby neighborhoods.
“All of sudden, we heard banging and booming and my door flew open,” said Candy Ward, who had been watching TV with her granddaughter, told KTLA. “We looked outside, and everything was flying down the sidewalk. We saw the roof of the top of my building come flying off. It was really wild.”
Children at the day care center were not injured and were told to stay away from windows.
“I’ve been here 56 years and I have never seen a tornado,” Deborah Lavergne said. “It’s my first time. … It was crazy.”