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Windstorm wreaks havoc on area, knocking out power to over 7,900

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A blustery, gusty windstorm wreaked havoc on the Auburn area overnight, and continued lashing the area through Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2024.

Puget Sound Energy said that 7.937 customers lost power during the storm. Estimated restoration time is “yet to be determined,” PSE said.

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Wind, Flood Advisories Issued

The National Weather Service also issued a Wind Advisory effective through 10 p.m. Tuesday night, warning of gusts up to 50mph:

Wind Advisory

URGENT – WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Seattle WA
342 AM PST Tue Jan 9 2024

…WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 10 PM PST THIS EVENING…

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* WHAT…Southwest winds 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* WHERE…Everett and Vicinity, Tacoma Area, Bellevue and Vicinity and Seattle and Vicinity.

* WHEN…Until 10 PM PST this evening.

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* IMPACTS…Gusty winds could blow around unsecured objects. Tree limbs could be blown down and a few power outages may result.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

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