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Windstorm survival

With tens of thousands of households without power heading into another straight night, the struggle to stay warm intensified.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Roy Jacks, Fred Meyer assistant food manager, stocks frozen food into the store’s coolers, Nov. 19, 2015, at Thor and Fourth Street in Spokane, Wash. The food was removed when the power went out on Tuesday and stored in refrigerated trucks until power was restored.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

In the alley between West Jackson and York Avenues Thursday, an Avista Utilities crew reconnects a feeder trunk line to a new power pole that had been knocked down by a large tree in Tuesday’s windstorm.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Tammy Innamorato yanks the cable on a finicky generator at her home in Spokane Valley, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Her family has been sleeping in a basement room near a woodstove to stay warm while the power is out.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Tammy Innamorato puts a log into the woodstove in the basement of her home in Spokane Valley, Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015. Her family has been sleeping in the basement room to stay warm while the power is out.


Dan Pelle - The Spokesman-Review

Eric Tanner gets out of the cold weather to charge up the batteries in his cell phone, Nov. 19, 2015, at Fred Meyer store on Thor and Fourth Avenue.


Kathy Plonka - The Spokesman-Review

The hum of a generator could be heard throughout Hauser Lake at 6:00 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. The aftermath of Tuesday’s storm has left many without power.


Colin Mulvany - The Spokesman-Review

Jack Donahue checks out the remains of his BMW X3 SUV after the city came and removed a large blue spruce tree that had crushed the vehicle at 28th Avenue and Madison in Tuesday’s windstorm. “It took a licking, but still starts up and runs,” said Donahue.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Verne Windham of KPBX sits in a dark, unheated studio and prepares to start the national news feed at noon, Friday, Nov. 20, 2015. The tiny KPBX studio on N. Monroe is without electricity and is powered only by a portable generator, and only the bare minimum of equipment to keep the studio on the air. There is no heat.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Patrick Byrne Park in North Spokane was hit hard by Tuesday’s wind storm, leading city officials to tape off the area of downed trees while they concentrated on more critical cleanup needs.


Jesse Tinsley - The Spokesman-Review

Even basic infrastructure, such as a street sign, was among the casualties of falling trees from Tuesday’s storm.

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