Stories tagged: windstorm
Wed., Aug. 14, 2019
100 years ago in Vantage, Washington: Windstorm strands hundreds of motorists after ferry is swept away
Some motorists reported being stranded for 48 hours, and that locals were providing food “at exorbitant prices.” A line continued to form as more drivers arrived hoping to cross the …
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019
New public art sculptures, co-designed by local artist who died in windstorm, installed at Spokane’s Gateway Bridge
Steely and mirror-like, the new sculptures on either side of Spokane’s new pedestrian bridge are, quite literally, places of reflection.
Mon., Jan. 7, 2019
Tens of thousands of people remained without power after windstorms struck parts of Washington state and Oregon over the weekend.
Sun., Jan. 6, 2019
Hundreds of thousands of people were without electricity after strong windstorms hit parts of Washington and Oregon late Saturday and early Sunday.
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 30, 2018
A massive pine tree fell Monday night, blocking traffic on 17th Avenue near Regal Street on Spokane’s South Hill.
Thu., July 13, 2017
After a destructive windstorm in November 2015, only two battered pine trees remained standing on a patch of land that marks the front entrance of Whitworth University. Now the site …
UPDATED: Wed., May 17, 2017
When a windstorm hit Spokane with 70 mph winds that left most residences without power, a fifth-grader directed his thoughts toward those with no home at all.
UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
A Chattaroy man who was impaled by a fallen tree branch while driving in an intense windstorm in 2014 now is suing Spokane County, claiming county workers allowed the tree …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 1, 2017
Whitworth University has begun replanting trees on campus after 155 were toppled in the November 2015 windstorm.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017
The entire Hawaiian island of Lanai has not had electrical service since Saturday after strong winds snapped or damaged utility poles.
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016
It looks like we dodged the windstorm last weekend. It changed course slightly and stayed further off the coast than predicted, thereby lessening the wind damage. While this one missed …
Fri., Aug. 12, 2016
The family of a Gig Harbor man who was killed during an intense windstorm when a tree fell on his car has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the developers …
Wed., July 20, 2016
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.
Mon., May 16, 2016
When Ben Franklin famously flew a kite in a lightning storm, he made history, but a wind storm over the weekend proved too much.
Mon., March 14, 2016
Thousands of people are still without power Monday morning a day after a fierce wind storm whipped through Western Washington.
Sun., March 13, 2016
SEATTLE – A man has died after a large tree fell on his car in Seattle as a strong wind storm battered much of Western Washington. The Seattle Fire Department …
Fri., Jan. 8, 2016
Washington has filed a formal request for federal disaster aid to help with damage from November’s windstorms and floods.
Fri., Dec. 25, 2015
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 …
Mon., Dec. 14, 2015
Postal carriers worked Sunday in Spokane to clear a backlog of mail after winds and rain damaged a U.S. Postal Service mail storage facility last week.
Sun., Dec. 13, 2015
Before lighting a large menorah on the final evening of Hanukkah, Rabbi Yisroel Hahn, of Spokane, reflected Sunday on the strong mid-November windstorm that left much of the city in …
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 9, 2015
Schools across the region were open Wednesday for normal operations as the region braced for high winds.
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
Acting Idaho Gov. Brad Little this morning declared an emergency for Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties in the wake of the disastrous Nov. 18 windstorm, paving the way for …
Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
Winter Wonderland this Friday through Sunday nights at Riverside State Park near Spokane is canceled due to cleanup work from the Nov. 17 windstorm.
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 7, 2015
Just three weeks after 71-mph winds raked the Inland Northwest, a newly forming storm is expected to send another blast of wind across the region on Wednesday with gusts near …
Tue., Nov. 24, 2015
The Inland Northwest was knocked flat by an unprecedented winds, but citizens are rallying to the cause.
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015
Twin Lakes resident Jordan Simon, 22, remains in critical condition in the trauma center intensive care unit at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Simon suffered spinal injuries, five broken ribs …
Thu., Sept. 4, 2014
Homeowners, renters and business owners hit hard in a July windstorm may be eligible for federal help. The U.S. Small Business Association announced Wednesday it has granted a disaster declaration …
Mon., Aug. 4, 2014
Avista Utilities said today it expects to have 95 percent of customers’ power restored by 10 p.m.
Wed., July 18, 2012
BOISE – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is sporting a shiner after a tree limb he was cutting over the weekend snapped back and hit him in the face. “With those …
Tue., July 17, 2012
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter is sporting a shiner, after a tree limb he was cutting over the weekend snapped back and hit him in the face.