200916.news.wind.storm.rb.1 (1).jpg

Damage caused by high winds that hit Clark County last week.

Though wildfires blazing across Washington state got the most attention during last week’s unprecedented weather events, there was also a rare summer windstorm.

Clark Public Utilities reported that there were 127 power outages affecting 42,000 of its customers during a 48-hour period from Sept. 7 to Sept. 9. As of Wednesday there were only 58 outstanding outages with close to 700 customers of the utility affected. No outages were reported as of press deadline.


Damage caused by high winds that hit Clark County last week

The high winds clocked in with gusts at 52 miles per hour in the Portland area Sept. 7, according to National Weather Service data.

Clark Public Utilities noted there was no reason to pre-emptively shut off power in anticipation of further storms. The utility took photos of some of the damage seen from the wind event, seen here.


Clark Public Utilities crews work to repair damage cause by high winds that hit Clark County last week.


Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.