Deadly Spring Storm Slams West Coast, Toppling Trees and Killing at Least 5

On Saturday, April 8th, a very powerful spring storm started to shy away from the West Coast, after ravaging up the coast and bringing heavy rains, wind, and downed trees and debris. 5 people were killed, 1 man was killed in Portland on Friday, April 7th when winds blew over a tree which fell on him. The other four died in a small plane crash outside the Oregon town of Harrisburg. While officials aren’t 100% sure what was the cause of the trash, it is assumed that the high winds contributed substantially.

In California, a BART barge sank in the San Francisco Bay around midnight on Friday, and dozens of homes in the Oakland Hills were forced to evacuate because of a mudslide, but nobody was killed or injured.

Around 168,000 people were without power in Washington County, and the winds also caused power outages in a dozen or so schools in Portland.

In Vancouver, Washington, a tree fell onto a fire truck but none of the firefighters were injured.

https://weather.com/storms/severe/news/west-coast-california-oregon-storm-impacts

One thought on “Deadly Spring Storm Slams West Coast, Toppling Trees and Killing at Least 5

  1. Wow, this is quite the series of natural disasters! There seems to be a continuing pattern of bizarre weather events occurring in California especially.

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