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'Weather anomaly' causes damage to carports, cars in South Coast neighborhood

Daniel Bertucelli
Santa Barbara County Fire Department
What's being described as a weather anomaly damaged a carport and some cars, and knocked down some trees in a Goleta neighborhood Christmas night.

Neighborhood residents tell Santa Barbara County firefighters it felt like a "tornado like" event.

What residents of a South Coast neighborhood say was a "tornado like" event downed trees, and damaged some carports and vehicles.

It happened just before 9 p.m. Saturday night on the 400 block of Camino Del Remedio, in the Goleta Valley.

No injuries were reported. Santa Barbara County Fire officials described it as a "weather anomaly."

Strong wind was reported in parts of the region Saturday night, but there was no reported thunderstorm activity in the Goleta area at the time of the event.

National Weather Service officials told KCLU News that they will investigate the reports to try to determine what happened.

Some scattered power outages and localized street flooding was reported in Ventura County Saturday night as a result of the storm.