Stories tagged: 2015 windstorm
Sun., Nov. 13, 2016
Teresa Aitchison and her sons are back in their home after last November’s windstorm blew a ponderosa onto the roof. They rebuilt, with Aitchison acting as the contractor so she …
Wed., July 20, 2016, 1:15 p.m.
Low-income homeowners in the city of Spokane can get help clearing tree branches and stumps left over from last year’s major windstorm through a new initiative funded by the city.
Wed., June 29, 2016, 7 p.m.
Hundreds of homeowners are still waiting for repairs nearly eight months after a windstorm tore through the region. While roofing companies, general contractors and insurers work to get people’s homes …
Wed., Feb. 24, 2016, 9:08 a.m.
Last November’s gale-force windstorm did nearly $23 million in damage to Avista’s electric distribution system.
Tue., Feb. 2, 2016, 2:24 p.m.
President Barack Obama has signed a second disaster declaration for Idaho and ordered federal aid.
Mon., Jan. 4, 2016
Just about everyone knows to dial 911 in the event of an emergency. But there’s another three-digit number that provides callers with critical information about health and human services, as …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:22 p.m.
Two recent windstorms left many Spokane-area homes with damaged roofs and eaves. As homeowners begin the process of hiring contractors or doing their own repairs, they should be on the …
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015, 9:14 p.m.
As students started their journey home on Nov. 17, a towering pine collapsed on a parked car just outside Jefferson Elementary School. Teachers and school leaders hurried children back inside …
Wed., Dec. 23, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
Local governments in North Idaho will get federal aid to help with damage from last month’s windstorm.
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015, 3:14 p.m.
A month after a windstorm blew through Spokane, root balls still tower over graves at some Spokane cemeteries.
Wed., Dec. 16, 2015
With all the wind-damaged branches on the ground this year, making swags, wreaths and decorating empty garden containers for winter should be really easy.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 8:42 p.m.
Spokane waste site accepted 3,000 tons of windstorm debris, according to a city press release.
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015, 11:37 p.m.
Damage estimates for Spokane area from the Nov. 17 windstorm still being tallied.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, 6 a.m.
The windstorm stretched Spokane’s citizens and infrastructure to the breaking point, but it also revealed an undercurrent of humanity and strength.
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015, 6 a.m.
From the loss of power and trees downed to cancelled days of school and filled hotels downtown, here is a by-the-numbers look at the windstorm that hit Spokane nearly two …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015, 10:12 p.m.
With the possibility of thousands in Spokane still without power on Thanksgiving Day, officials are asking for additional help feeding those in the dark. Gov. Jay Inslee tours the damage …
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 2:23 p.m.
Spokane Public Schools canceled school Tuesday following extensive damage from the Nov. 17 windstorm.
Mon., Nov. 23, 2015, 2:11 p.m.
As last Tuesday’s winds approached hurricane-force speeds, Debbie Simock was sitting in an emergency meeting at Avista’s corporate headquarters. Every 10 minutes, the company’s online outage map refreshed, showing thousands …
Sun., Nov. 22, 2015, 5:03 p.m.
One in five Avista customers in Spokane County remains without electrical service five days after a powerful windstorm toppled trees and power lines across the region.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Matthew Watters, who lives in a Housing and Urban Development subsidized apartment complex with his 9-year-old son, thinks the outages disproportionately impact the poor.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 5:17 p.m.
KPBX is on the air with the aid of a home generator after the station’s main generator had already been moved to its new headquarters.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 3:06 p.m.
Unhealthy levels of pollution from wood smoke are expected in Spokane County this evening, according to the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency.
Fri., Nov. 20, 2015, 12:24 p.m.
American Red Cross didn’t get any takers Thursday night at a Kootenai County shelter for residents impacted by the power outages.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 2:09 p.m.
The city of Coeur d’Alene lost part of its horticultural heritage when a historic tree fell on a historic house. A hybrid mountain ash listed in Idaho’s Big Tree registry …
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 1:33 p.m.
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency recommends against burning the green, wet wood from Tuesday’s windstorm. It won’t produce much heat.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 12:55 p.m.
The area’s roofing contractors have been deluged with phone calls about wind damage following Tuesday’s storm.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
The night shift at the Lucky Friday Mine in Mullan, Idaho, was stuck underground when the mine lost power during Tuesday’s windstorm.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 11:15 a.m.
Almost 24,000 North Idaho homes and businesses remain without power from damage caused by Tuesday’s powerful wind storm, three utilities reported Thursday morning.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 10:48 a.m.
Cold air is heading into the Inland Northwest even as thousands of residents cope with life without electrical power and heat.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 6:47 a.m.
About 250,000 people across the Inland Northwest woke up again Thursday without power.