By L.J. Gambone
For the Apple Valley Review
Like it or not, high winds are a fact of life in the High Desert. Other than messing up your hairdo or blowing trash all over your yard, they typically aren’t much cause for concern.
At least that’s what 73-year-old Apple Valley resident Linda Root thought until earlier this month when an extremely windy day almost did her in. Around 3:30 p.m. on July 12, Root went out to her yard to hose down her swamp cooler’s motor in an effort to increase its effectiveness.