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Monday, October 26, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Hundreds of homeowners still await repair after last November’s wind storm

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.

211 service got a workout during November windstorm

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.

Home repair should include asbestos check

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.

Windstorm 2015 by the numbers

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.

Windstorm topped 1996 ice storm in number of customers affected

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.