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High winds in Southern California leads to girl's injury at Disneyland

A Disneyland guest was taken to a local hospital Wednesday for a minor injury after strong winds blew a palm frond onto a Jungle Cruise boat.

The plant part scraped the neck of the 17-year-old girl, according to the Orange County Register.

Bob Tucker, a spokesman for Disneyland, said that the Jungle Cruise was closed for two hours to be inspected but later reopened.

High winds in Southern California have been responsible for power outages for thousands and several injuries involving toppled trees.

The Jungle Cruise, with its heavy vegetation, makes it susceptible to downed foliage during strong winds and storms. In previous years, heavy winds have been responsible for toppled trees in Frontierland that have nearly injured guests.

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