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Windstorm aftermath

Spokesman-Review photographers are fanning out across the region to document the record-setting windstorm that killed two Tuesday and left thousands without power.

Pam and Scott Travis view the damage to their home at 55th and Pittsburg, Nov. 18, 2015, after a pine tree smashed their rear deck and kitchen area. A wind storm tore through the area the night before. DAN PELLE danp@spokesman.com

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Neighbors survey downed powerlines caused by falling trees along Arthur St. near 28th Ave. on Spokane’s South Hill Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, the day after a record-setting wind storm caused widespread power outages and traffic problems caused by falling trees.

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28th and Arthur


Neighbor kids climb on downed trees around Glass Park on Spokane’s north side Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, the day after a record-setting wind storm caused widespread power outages and traffic problems caused by falling trees.

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Glass Park


Brian Lee cuts up a spruce tree that covered the street in front of the home he grew up in near the corner of 54th and Napa.

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Ron Valley, center, thanks his neighbors Brian Whitt, right, and Rod Fuller, left, after they removed a section of pine tree that fell across Valley’s driveway at 38th and Dearborn, Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. A wind storm caused wide-spread destruction the prior evening.

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38th and Dearborn


Bode Gardner, center, and Joah Frey, right, remove limbs after Brian Gardner, left, sawed pine trees that fell onto the Morrison home on Valewood Court in the Fairwood neighborhood. A total of five trees hit the house.

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Fairwood


At 23rd Avenue and Howard Street, Meighan Condon helps relatives cut up the fallen branches on a neighborhood favorite blue spruce tree whose limbs did not fare well under Tuesday’s fierce wind storm.

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23rd and Howard


Whitworth University students get a close view of the wind damage that toppled pines trees on the school’s campus.

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Whitworth University


Dean Biernacki with JB Restoration, heads to the roof of a house at 3911 S. Sherman to help remove a large ponderosa pine that crashed into a house during Tuesday evening’s windstorm. The owners, according to Biernacki, were home at the time, but only suffered a scratches as the tree crashed in above them as they sat in a love seat in the living room.

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Power lines from a fallen utility pole block the intersection of Rockwell Avenue and Jefferson street Wednesday morning after a fierce wind storm blew through Spokane Tuesday evening.

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Rockwell and Jefferson


Jody Stirpe and her dog Daisy, with their spruce tree on the ground, watch neighbors cut up another spruce tree covering the street near the corner of 54th and Napa, Nov. 18, 2015.

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54th Ave. and Napa


A power pole has fallen on 29th Avenue in front of the Super One grocery store, forcing a detour.

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Power pole falls on 29th


Hollie Burke, left, and Brooke Crone examine Crone’s car covered in power lines after multiple trees fell on utility lines at 1200 W. Rockwell Avenue.

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Wind storm damage


Ron Fuller helps cut his neighbors’ tree from a driveway at 38th Avenue and Dearborn Street.

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38th and Dearborn


A fallen fence at the corner of 53rd and Napa

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53rd and Napa


Jay Bly checks out the damage to his home after a Norwegian spruce fell on his house at 5507 N. Whitehouse Street during Tuesday’s wind storm.

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North Whitehouse Street


Maurice Carrier takes a traffic cone from a nearby road closure and places it where a large tree fell on High Drive. The tree tore up the pavement.

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High Drive damaged


Workers with Spokane Public Schools remove two pine trees that fell on Balboa Elementary School during last night’s windstorm.

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Balboa Elementary


Rod Fuller, right volunteered his time and effort to help his neighbor Ron Valley, remove a section of pine tree that fell across Valley’s driveway at 38th and Dearborn, Wednesday morning, Nov. 18, 2015, in Spokane, Wash. A wind storm caused wide-spread destruction the prior evening.

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38th and Dearborn


The garage of Matt Van Vleet took a direct hit from a neighbors tree, destroying two cars, including a new one just purchased a week ago. He also has two trees down in his front yard. He lives on 18th, east of Bernard.

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18th east of Bernard


Cameron Coy with Tall Tree Service works to remove debris Wednesday morning from several trees that hit Randy Ishihara’s house at 1042 W. Glass Avenue after major windstorm tore through Spokane Tuesday evening.

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West Glass Avenue


The family of homeowner Rachel Wier band together to cut up and clear a large ponderosa pine that landed and blocked the road at 4100 N. Hawthorne Street, Wed. Nov. 18, 2015.

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North Hawthorne Street


A homeowner, who did not want to be identified, salvages a house plant in her northside Spokane living room that was damaged by a large pine tree in Tuesday evenings windstorm.

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North Spokane


Ryan Butler looks up to where a giant tree fell, slightly damaging his front porch at 21st Ave. and Adams St. in Spokane during Tuesday night’s windstorm. Photographed Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015.

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21st Avenue and Adams Street


Neighbor kids climb on downed trees around Glass Park on Spokane’s north side Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, the day after a record-setting wind storm caused widespread power outages and traffic problems caused by falling trees.

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North Spokane


A giant pine destroyed the baseball backstop at Glass Park on Spokane’s north side, shown Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, the day after a record-setting wind storm caused widespread power outages and traffic problems caused by falling trees

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Glass Park


A giant pine destroyed the baseball backstop at Glass Park on Spokane’s north side, shown Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015, the day after a record-setting wind storm caused widespread power outages and traffic problems caused by falling trees

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18th and Bernard

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