PHOTOS: Severe storm causes power outages, damage to homes - ABC FOX Montana Local News, Weather, Sports KTMF | KWYB

Right Now:

40°
  • (Feels like 31°)
  • Overcast

Today:

  • 40° |
  • 20°

7-Day Forecast

PHOTOS: Severe storm causes power outages, damage to homes

Posted: Updated:
ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Storms caused major damage throughout the Inland Northwest on Wednesday Storms caused major damage throughout the Inland Northwest on Wednesday
Storms caused major damage throughout the Inland Northwest on Wednesday Storms caused major damage throughout the Inland Northwest on Wednesday
  • Related LinksMore>>

  • Power almost fully restored in the INW

    Power almost fully restored in the INW

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-07-25 04:34:13 GMT
    Sunday, July 27 2014 2:18 PM EDT2014-07-27 18:18:29 GMT
    As of Sunday morning, there are just less than 1,000 customers without power in the Inland Northwest. There are still more than 956 Avista customers without power but Avista says all customers will have power by 6 p.m. Sunday night. >>>SEE LATEST OUTAGE UPDATES>>>
    As of Sunday morning, there are just less than 1,000 customers without power in the Inland Northwest. There are still more than 956 Avista customers without power but Avista says all customers will have power by 6 p.m. Sunday night. >>>SEE LATEST OUTAGE UPDATES>>>
  • KHQ Weather Authority

    Become a KHQ Weather Watcher!

    Become a KHQ Weather Watcher!

    Tuesday, April 5 2011 1:22 PM EDT2011-04-05 17:22:36 GMT
    Do you want to be a Weather Watcher for KHQ Local News?  You just need the ability to Skype or UStream from your computer or smart phone.
    Do you want to be a Weather Watcher for KHQ Local News?  You just need the ability to Skype or UStream from your computer or smart phone.
  • More from the Weather AuthorityMore>>

  • Interactive Radar

    HD Doppler 6i

    Watch the weather as it happens with KHQ's HD Doppler 6i Interactive Radar!
    Watch the weather as it happens with KHQ's HD Doppler 6i Interactive Radar!
SPOKANE, Wash. - A storm seemed to leave just as fast as it arrived Wednesday in Spokane. High winds blew over trees and utility lines, causing widespread power outages and some severe property damage.

Winds in excess of 60 miles per hour were recorded at the official measuring station at Spokane International Airport. The effects of those winds were felt from the West Plains to downtown Spokane, the South Hill, as well as areas in North Spokane, the Five Mile Prairie and Deer Park. Some of those areas experienced rain and hail as well.

At least one person was taken by ambulance to the hospital after being hit by falling branches outside the Spokane County Courthouse.

In Northwest Spokane, trees covered Driscoll Blvd. just as the evening commute began. Trees throughout the neighborhood came down, including a dangerous situation at Alameda Blvd. and Crown Ave.

On Five Mile Prairie, where severe storm damage has been a rarity over the years, trees fell over onto buildings and boats. It knocked over backyard play equipment and tossed lawn furniture.

As of 9:00pm Thursday, Avista is reporting more than 12,860 customers are without power in their service areas. Inland Power reports that 8,245 customers are without power and Kootenai Electric is reporting less than 455 customers without power. All power companies said crews were working as fast as they can to get service restored, though no time of restoration is known as of 9pm Thursday.

To check the latest Avista numbers, CLICK HERE: https://www.avistautilities.com/safety/_layouts/avista/transactions/viewoutages.aspx

To check the latest Inland Power & Light outages, CLICK HERE: http://outagecenter.inlandpower.com/outagecenterNEW.php

To check the latest Kootenai Electric Power & Light outages, CLICK HERE: http://www.kec.com/content/power-outage-updates

After rushing through Spokane County the storm moved quickly into North Idaho. In Hayden, KHQ viewers sent pictures of trees blown over on top their house. And hail almost as large as golf balls fell in the area around Kellogg, Idaho. And strong winds caused managers at Silverwood Theme Park to shut down rides there.

  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Texas woman tossed dog out window of moving car out of frustration

    Texas woman tossed dog out window of moving car out of frustration

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-02-17 23:26:34 GMT

    WEATHERFORD, Texas - A 43-year-old Texas woman has been charged with animal cruelty after a neighbor's surveillance camera clearly showed her tossing her dog out the window of a moving minivan. When confronted with the footage by deputies, she told them she threw the dog out because she was frustrated with it.

    WEATHERFORD, Texas - A 43-year-old Texas woman has been charged with animal cruelty after a neighbor's surveillance camera clearly showed her tossing her dog out the window of a moving minivan. When confronted with the footage by deputies, she told them she threw the dog out because she was frustrated with it.

  • In Switzerland, boiling a lobster could soon land you in hot water

    In Switzerland, boiling a lobster could soon land you in hot water

    Saturday, February 17 2018 6:15 PM EST2018-02-17 23:15:12 GMT

    SWITZERLAND - When it comes to cooking fresh lobster, the Swiss are now siding with the seafood.  A law goes into effect March 1 banning  the common cooking method of tossing a live lobster into a pot of boiling water, quickly killing the crustacean.  According to USA Today, the practice is being outlawed because the Swiss say lobsters can sense pain. It's the first national legislation of its kind in the world that calls for a more humane

    SWITZERLAND - When it comes to cooking fresh lobster, the Swiss are now siding with the seafood.  A law goes into effect March 1 banning  the common cooking method of tossing a live lobster into a pot of boiling water, quickly killing the crustacean.  According to USA Today, the practice is being outlawed because the Swiss say lobsters can sense pain. It's the first national legislation of its kind in the world that calls for a more humane

  • Skier lost in New York doesn't know how he got to California

    Skier lost in New York doesn't know how he got to California

    Saturday, February 17 2018 5:27 PM EST2018-02-17 22:27:46 GMT
    Sacramento County Sheriff’s DepartmentSacramento County Sheriff’s Department

    WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in ski clothes. Toronto firefighter Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis told investigators he doesn't know what happened after he was reported missing Wednesday, Feb. 7, from Whiteface Mountain during an annual ski trip with colleagues.

    WILMINGTON, N.Y. (AP) - Police on Wednesday were trying to piece together how a 49-year-old skier whose disappearance sparked a massive search on a snowy New York mountainside ended up six days later in California, confused and still in ski clothes. Toronto firefighter Constantinos "Danny" Filippidis told investigators he doesn't know what happened after he was reported missing Wednesday, Feb. 7, from Whiteface Mountain during an annual ski trip with colleagues.

Powered by Frankly

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.