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Authorities continue to assess damage caused by intense winds Thursday evening leaving thousands without power and forcing others to move out of their homes. In Boyle Heights, residents have been affected by power outages, debris and fallen trees.

Earlier today we reported that a tree crashed down on a Boyle Heights home on Boulder and Mott Streets, collapsing the roof and damaging the inside. The owner of that home will have to stay elsewhere until repairs are done.

Cesar Chavez Avenue remained closed this evening from Boyle Avenue to Warren Street after a large tree knocked over a traffic light post Thursday morning. Transportation crews expect the streets to open up later tonight.

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power reports 3,800 residents in Boyle Heights remain without power as of 6 p.m. The department says customers can expect to have the power up in 24-48 hours.

Here is map of power outages in the Southland from LADWP website.

The Los Angeles Fire Department is urging residents to stay indoors as powerful Santa Ana winds are expected to hit Thursday night.

To report power outages call LADWP at 1-800-DIAL DWP (1-800-342-5397)

For safety tips around downed power lines visit the LADWP website here.

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Photos by Jessica Perez, KTLA-TV and Maricela Orrala.

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