Tents, awning and an inflatable shelter went twirling across a lawn next to the Rose Bowl on Tuesday, when a whirly-wind destroyed part of a fan fest being set up for Thursday’s game.
Paramedics found four people with minor injuries, said Lisa Derderian of the Pasadena Fire Department. All were treated at the scene, although one of the workers drove himself to the hospital to check out finger injuries.
One woman in a tent operated by a drink company was reportedly lifted into the air when her structure was spun upwards, said witness Gary Knudson.
He shot video that lasted more than 40 seconds, as the tight cyclonic gust moved from tent to tent at Lot H of the Rose Bowl. Several canvas structures rotated several times each, with aluminum support legs being flung about violently. Most of the small crowd of people scattered, but Knudson’s video showed a few people chasing after the debris, presumably to jump on it and prevent it from hurting others.
Workers and spectators screamed and ran around as things went flying in Lot H of the Rose Bowl, said Derderian. All were treated at the scene, although one of the workers drove himself to the hospital to check out finger injuries.
— City News Service
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