Suspected tornado wreaks havoc in Grover Beach, photos

February 7, 2024

Thrift shop, photo by Rick Evans


A suspected tornado wreaked havoc in Grover Beach on Wednesday afternoon, with trees topple, power lines knocked down, and awnings and shingles torn from buildings.

Photo by Rick Evans

Before moving into Grover Beach, the storm ripped out a row of five power poles along Los Osos Valley Road in San Luis Obispo nad knocked down trees in Atascadero. Thousands of PG&E customers lost power during the storm.

Photo by Jason Brock

The storm hit businesses and homes on Grand and Ramona Avenues as it moved through Grover Beach.

Photo By Rick Evans

Downed trees damaged multiple vehicles in Grover Beach.

Photo by Jason Brock

The front of one building in Grover Beach partially collapsed.

Several trees fell on the slow lane of southbound Highway 101 in Grover Beach.

At 7:20 p.m., more than 2,000 PG&E customers remain in the dark.

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Just read a post from Grover Beach PD that the national weather service confirmed it was a low end EF-1 tornado.