High winds expected and could damage buildings, roof shingles, and windows

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      A monster wind storm is expected to wallop Metro Vancouver later today.

      According to Environment Canada, it might damage buildings and cause loose objects to fly around, causing injuries.

      The national weather agency says that windows and shingles might even suffer some harm. 

      Gusts could reach 70 to 90 kilometres per hour in the Lower Mainland before slowing down late tonight.

      In the Fraser Valley, winds could gust up to 100 kilometres per hour.

      The fierce winds are scheduled to arrive 12 years after a powerful windstorm knocked down trees in Stanley Park on December 15, 2006.

      In the wake of that event, the Vancouver park board launched a fundraising campaign to plant more trees.

      This is what high winds did to a tree in Stanley Park on December 15, 2006.

      Today's weather event comes a day after a rainstorm dumped about 85 millimetres of rain on parts of Metro Vancouver.