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​Officials assessing damage in Kern County

Authorities are going street to street assessing the damage in Kern County. Local fire officials are concerned about the structural integrity of a church in Tronc, CBS Los Angeles reported.

Houses throughout the town were strewn with books, fallen televisions and broken glass, but most concerning is the structural damage and cracks that can be seen in foundations.

“I was inside the house and it started shaking,” resident Randy Witcher said. “I was in my lounge chair and it started shaking and it continued.”

“I fell down on the front porch,” he said. “It was very loud. You talk about a train rumbling, and that is what it sounds like.”


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