Thomas Paine

Thomas Paine
"These are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman."

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Tornado strikes Oregon coast: 'Suddenly the sky was filled with debris'

From the Guardian - thousands left without power and about 40 people rescued at campsite as utility crews prepare for an even rougher storm throughout the weekend

"A tornado struck an Oregon beach town late Friday, sending debris flying and toppling power lines and trees as strong winds and heavy rain walloped the Pacific north-west.

Thousands of people were without power as utility crews in the region prepared for what’s expected to be an even rougher storm on Saturday."

"Portland had the rainiest 13 October in its history. In addition, the National Weather Service says a 103mph wind gust was recorded at Cape Meares.

In Washington, Puget Sound Energy responded to scattered outages affecting thousands of people throughout the day. Lightning strikes hit the south-west Washington coast."

The full article can be read here.

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