Wednesday morning in Calexico, Santa Ana winds caused several panels of Trump’s new border wall to collapse.
What We Know:
- In Calexico, a small border city in Imperial County, California, Santa Ana winds blew several panels of the new border wall being constructed onto the Mexican side of the border, according to officials.
- The 30 feet tall, steel bollard panels, had just been anchored in concrete that was not yet cured when the wind gusts knocked them into neighboring trees and onto a road on the border. At the time, the National Weather Service said the wind gusts were reported between 20 to 30 mph
- A spokesperson for U.S. Customs and Border Protection in San Diego, Ralph DeSio, told Fox News on Thursday that high winds impacted a “handful of panels” under construction. “No property damage or injuries were sustained during this uncommon event while the concrete was drying, and construction remains ongoing.”
- Below is an video posted by Twitter user, @TorressteelO, of the wall collapse
Trump border wall fell to the floor 29 january 2020 pic.twitter.com/PhF46R8PqC
— torressteel.official (@TorressteelO) January 29, 2020
The construction of the wall has continued despite a high wind warning that had been extended through Friday morning across parts of Southern California due to strong winds out of the north and northeast.