Wind Damage 2011
The severe windstorm that tore through the Pasadena area in the early morning hours of Dec. 1, 2011, did not spare The Huntington. In hurricane-force winds, many large trees were toppled and countless broken limbs and piles of debris obstructed perimeter roads, pathways, and sections of the parking lot. Garden statuary sustained only minimal damage, much to the relief of curators, and buildings came through relatively unscathed. However, because of a prolonged power outage and a massive clean-up effort, the institution remained closed to visitors, researchers, and most employees for three days. The clean up continues, and a fund has been established for those wishing to make donations to support the recovery efforts.

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