Stories tagged: Windstorm 2015
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.
Pacific storms have long battered the region, but the one on Nov. 17, 2015 brought together nature’s forces in a most devastating way.
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., June 15, 2016, 9:30 a.m.
Avista Corp. has been recognized by its industry peers for its work to restore power to customers after November’s windstorm.
Wed., June 8, 2016, 3:30 p.m.
There they are, three small subalpine fir trees in my front yard. They stand fresh and new with their roots beginning to move (hopefully) from their root ball into the …
Wed., May 18, 2016
There are more than three dozen ponderosas surrounding my house, from a few that are 5 feet tall to the big guy just outside my front door that’s more than …
Sat., March 5, 2016, 7 p.m.
On Nov. 17, Spokane was hit with a severe windstorm that caused hundreds of trees to topple. Many homeowners are now faced with the task of replacing those trees while …
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016, 7:33 p.m.
Massive generators kept the region’s largest hospital operating for nearly 17 hours after last year’s windstorm.
Wed., Feb. 3, 2016
Spokane Valley widow gets help clearing tree left by November windstorm off her house
Sat., Jan. 16, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
President Barack Obama has signed a disaster declaration for damage done by storms throughout the state in November, making federal assistance available in 16 Washington counties.
Thu., Jan. 7, 2016, 4:18 p.m.
Stan Nelson has thrown in the towel. Now six weeks in to a CenturyLink landline and internet service outage, he has purchased a cell phone and arranged for internet service …
Wed., Jan. 6, 2016, 5:40 p.m.
Windstorm was especially tough on blue spruces, in part because of their size.
Wed., Dec. 30, 2015, 12:51 p.m.
The year 2015 is going to be remembered for a series of extreme weather events that led to at least five deaths in the Inland Northwest.
Tue., Dec. 15, 2015, 5:40 p.m.
A month after trees and power poles fell like dominoes, Julianne Dickelman is tired of waiting for CenturyLink to restore her Internet service.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 5:33 p.m.
A 22-year-old Spokane man faces a charge of possessing stolen property after police found a power generator mailed to a South Hill resident in his backseat after last month’s windstorm. …
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015, 3:24 p.m.
Spokane Valley City Council wrote a nearly $300,000 check to cover the cost of cleanup after the November windstorm.
Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
One of the biggest problems that has emerged after the cleanup is that some trees have been uprooted but not enough to topple them. Again spruces seem to be the …
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 10:41 p.m.
Gusts to 60 mph are expected from a strong cold front forecast to reach the Inland NW about 7 a.m. Wednesday.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 4 p.m.
Spokane schools are monitoring Wednesday’s weather forecast, according to a district news release, and will notify parents of closure or delay early Wednesday morning.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 8:42 p.m.
Spokane waste site accepted 3,000 tons of windstorm debris, according to a city press release.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 5:15 p.m.
Spokane shatters daily rainfall record with nearly an inch falling through 4 p.m. on Monday
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015, 5 p.m.
Tim Carter, author of the “Ask the Builder” column that appears in the Sunday Today section, will answer readers questions in an online chat.
Sat., Dec. 5, 2015, 10 a.m.
The following Power Outage Diary was found nailed to a splintered power pole on the South Hill: Day One: We stand at our back window and marvel at the most …
Fri., Dec. 4, 2015, 4:30 p.m.
CenturyLink continues to discover more phone outages as a result of the Nov. 17 windstorm. Earlier this week, CenturyLink reported that its landline outages were under 500, but those had …
Wed., Dec. 2, 2015
At least one Spokane Valley resident is upset about fees charged to dispose of yard waste at a nearby transfer station, while other areas of the county remain free.
Tue., Dec. 1, 2015, 10:15 p.m.
When an Avista old-timer retires and co-workers gather to say goodbye, the event that often highlights his or her career is the 1996 ice storm. Utility workers now have an …
Mon., Nov. 30, 2015, 4:15 p.m.
County emergency office asks people who had storm damage to report it to agency web site that’s compiling data for federal aid request.
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 …
Sun., Nov. 29, 2015
Falling trees, flying limbs dangerous to homes, families.
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, 6:20 p.m.
When The General Store in north Spokane lost power in the recent windstorm, general manager Jon Evans said they knew people would be depending on them to survive the extended …
Sat., Nov. 28, 2015, 6:18 p.m.
Customers spent Small Business Saturday at local shops getting a donut, buying a vinyl record or having a meal. It was a welcome sign for small shops, many of whom …