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‘They said it’s the worst storm they ever saw’

July 25, 2012

Support efforts continue in Ferry County as emergency responders deal with the aftermath of a severe storm that brought with it wind gusts as high as 66 miles an hour sweeping into the area.
The storm knocked out power and downed trees last Friday. Over 700 Avista customers in and around Colville lost power last Friday afternoon, according to Avista Senior Communications Manager, Jessie Wuerst.
Ferry County took the brunt of the micro burst’s wrath, with over 3,000 homes and businesses losing power. As of Sunday morning, 1,000 customers had gotten their electrical service restored.

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