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Storm Rocks Sutherlin Sunday 3/13/11

Around 2:30pm yesterday a storm rocked Sutherlin and surrounding areas. With winds up to 71MPH and pouring rain and hail. The worst part of the storm only lasted about 30min or less but the damage was devastating. Houses and out buildings crushed and roads blocked by trees, power lines down even some small fires on power lines. The storm hit the entire Northwest with full force. According to Pacific Power there were over 50,000 customers without power for up to 24 hours in the Northwest. In Sutherlin only the middle of town retained power with the majority of businesses and restaurants closed. Structures have been severely damaged; ranging from fallen trees caving in the roof to uprooted trees shifting the ground and tilting the foundation. The high school baseball dugout was blown apart as well as storage structures at the track being blown away.
A storm of this magnitude has not been seen in over a decade and hopefully won’t be seen again for a while to come. In case it does happen you do want to make sure you are prepared. Have a list of emergency contacts, sanitary drinking water and nonperishable foods; make sure your children know how to react when caught in a natural disaster. Generators, candles or oil lamps, all homes should be equipped with these basics. Better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it!

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connie Edwards says ... on Monday, Mar 14 at 10:26 PM

I also want to tell my Aunt, uncle, and my cousins that I love them and I want you all to take percautions in case this kind of storm happens again. from st.maries,Id

connie edwards says ... on Monday, Mar 14 at 10:18 PM

Ok this is Mrs Connie Edwards, I was born and raised in Roseburg,Oregon, This was news to me when I first heard about 71mph wind. I can't recall of ever seeing a much powerfull Storm like that.

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