Fierce winds associated with Tuesday’s weather system damaged more than two dozen residences at a Carpinteria mobile home park, according to the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Protection District.
At about 6 p.m., firefighters responded to the Sandpiper Mobile Home Park at 3950 Via Real, where they discovered multiple carports and awnings that had been ripped apart by the wind, Fire Marshal Mike LoMonaco said.
At least 26 residences were damaged, LoMonaco said, adding that the number may increase upon further inspections on Wednesday.
There was additional damage reported to properties adjacent to the park, LoMonaco said, but no injuries were reported.
The National Weather Service reported that the winds may have been associated with a waterspout that moved onshore from the ocean as a weak tornado.
Gusty winds were predicted with Tuesday’s storm, and wind advisories were in effect for most of the day.
At one point Tuesday night, a tornado warning was issued for the Point Mugu area of Ventura County.