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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
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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

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