Storms leave residents reeling Thousands waiting to getpower back
By Rich Landers and Becky Kramer
SPOKANE, Wa. — Friday's powerful thunderstorms packed hurricane-force winds that snapped and uprooted hundreds - perhaps thousands - of trees and toppled power poles across North Idaho and northeast Washington.
The damage prompted Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire to proclaim a state of emergency for 16 Eastern Washington counties lashed by a series of storms that began July 13 and peaked July 20.
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