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Steely and mirror-like, the new sculptures on either side of Spokane’s new pedestrian bridge are, quite literally, places of reflection.
Avista customers could start absorbing the cost of last year’s windstorm in their rates this winter. The utility is requesting $2 million annually for repairs from the 2015 storm.
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 could make the insurance money go farther.
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.
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 back to pre-windstorm status, many homes have been in limbo because of insurance disputes or are on long waiting lists, and many owners are frustrated.
Last November’s gale-force windstorm did nearly $23 million in damage to Avista’s electric distribution system.
President Barack Obama has signed a second disaster declaration for Idaho and ordered federal aid.
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 well as resources during and after a disaster.
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 alert for asbestos, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency says.
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 as the winds blew stronger.
Local governments in North Idaho will get federal aid to help with damage from last month’s windstorm.
A month after a windstorm blew through Spokane, root balls still tower over graves at some Spokane cemeteries.
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.
Spokane waste site accepted 3,000 tons of windstorm debris, according to a city press release.
Damage estimates for Spokane area from the Nov. 17 windstorm still being tallied.
The windstorm stretched Spokane’s citizens and infrastructure to the breaking point, but it also revealed an undercurrent of humanity and strength.
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 weeks ago and how it impacted our community.
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 in Spokane on Tuesday.
Spokane Public Schools canceled school Tuesday following extensive damage from the Nov. 17 windstorm.
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 of additional customers without power.