Major Storm Causes Major Problems in WA


Homeowners across western Washington are either keeping an eye on the trees surrounding their homes or clearing the trees that fell.

A major storm pounded into the western part of the state Thursday (10-18-07), knocking down power lines and trees. There are reports that up to 100-thousand people are without power because of the storm.

A lot of trees came crashing down and in some cases did some serious damage to homes.

In Issaquah, on the eastern side of the Seattle metro area, one home was spotted with a large tree resting on the roof and the branches could still be seen blowing in the wind.

When winds like this happen, there is one place that is usually a good
indicator of how strong the storm is and that's the floating bridge on the 520 Highway.

This part of the highway is floating across Lake Washington and connects Seattle with suburbs on the east side of the lake.

When high winds batter the area, waves on the south side of the highway smash into the highway. The highway is designed to be opened up if the winds and waves become too strong for the highway.

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