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  • Two Years Later: A look back at Windstorm 2015

    Two Years Later: A look back at Windstorm 2015

    Monday, November 23 2015 6:55 PM EST2015-11-23 23:55:34 GMT
    Thursday, November 16 2017 4:25 PM EST2017-11-16 21:25:07 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday marks two years since a devastating windstorm blew through Spokane, knocking down trees and power poles, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. It was (really) cold and dark and crews worked tirelessly to restore power and normalcy. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Friday marks two years since a devastating windstorm blew through Spokane, knocking down trees and power poles, and leaving hundreds of thousands of people in the dark. It was (really) cold and dark and crews worked tirelessly to restore power and normalcy. 

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  • Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for fall storm

    Inslee requests federal disaster assistance for fall storm

    Friday, January 8 2016 7:35 PM EST2016-01-09 00:35:53 GMT
    Friday, January 8 2016 7:59 PM EST2016-01-09 00:59:16 GMT

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has asked President Barack Obama to approve his request for a major disaster declaration.      Inslee made the request Friday. If approved, it would provide federal assistance for local jurisdictions recovering from a November storm that brought high winds, flooding and landslides.

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    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Gov. Jay Inslee has asked President Barack Obama to approve his request for a major disaster declaration.      Inslee made the request Friday. If approved, it would provide federal assistance for local jurisdictions recovering from a November storm that brought high winds, flooding and landslides.

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  • Weather Authority Alert: High Wind Warning canceled

    Weather Authority Alert: High Wind Warning canceled

    Tuesday, December 8 2015 10:01 AM EST2015-12-08 15:01:37 GMT
    Wednesday, December 9 2015 5:03 PM EST2015-12-09 22:03:05 GMT

    KHQ.COM - We are expiring our Weather Authority Alert as it looks like the potential for the most dangerous winds is now behind us. The cold front responsible moved through the area about 2 hours earlier than expected, bringing us our strongest winds this morning with gusts near 50mph around Spokane.

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    KHQ.COM - We are expiring our Weather Authority Alert as it looks like the potential for the most dangerous winds is now behind us. The cold front responsible moved through the area about 2 hours earlier than expected, bringing us our strongest winds this morning with gusts near 50mph around Spokane.

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  • Delays likely after latest windstorm blows roof off Post Office building at Spokane Airport

    Delays likely after latest windstorm blows roof off Post Office building at Spokane Airport

    Wednesday, December 9 2015 2:02 PM EST2015-12-09 19:02:26 GMT
    Wednesday, December 9 2015 2:45 PM EST2015-12-09 19:45:03 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Though not the extent of damage we saw from the November 17 windstorm that crippled the Inland Northwest, the major damage seen from the windstorm blowing through the area Tuesday and Wednesday could have widespread effects on residents of the Spokane area.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Though not the extent of damage we saw from the November 17 windstorm that crippled the Inland Northwest, the major damage seen from the windstorm blowing through the area Tuesday and Wednesday could have widespread effects on residents of the Spokane area. As the storm moved through Tuesday night, strong winds blew the roof off the U.S. Postal Service mail storage building located at the Spokane Airport.

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  • Lt. Gov. Little declares state of emergency for N. Idaho

    Lt. Gov. Little declares state of emergency for N. Idaho

    Monday, December 7 2015 8:05 PM EST2015-12-08 01:05:21 GMT
    Monday, December 7 2015 8:10 PM EST2015-12-08 01:10:35 GMT
    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lt. Gov. Brad Little has declared a state of emergency for northern Idaho in response to a windstorm that wiped out power for tens of thousands of Idahoans in November. Little, who is serving as governor while Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is out of the state, announced Monday that Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties will be authorized to use state and federal funds to help.>>

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Lt. Gov. Brad Little has declared a state of emergency for northern Idaho in response to a windstorm that wiped out power for tens of thousands of Idahoans in November. Little, who is serving as governor while Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter is out of the state, announced Monday that Benewah, Bonner, Boundary and Kootenai counties will be authorized to use state and federal funds to help.

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  • Spokane begins long, expensive process of cleaning up storm damage

    Spokane begins long, expensive process of cleaning up storm damage

    Thursday, December 3 2015 12:28 PM EST2015-12-03 17:28:22 GMT
    Thursday, December 3 2015 12:28 PM EST2015-12-03 17:28:22 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the Inland Northwest braces itself for the next big snow event, the city of Spokane is working to make sure the streets are prepared for whatever the weather brings.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the Inland Northwest braces itself for the next big snow event, the city of Spokane is working to make sure the streets are prepared for whatever the weather brings. For the first time this year, city workers are doing a test run with GPS in 6 of their trucks. The city prioritizes main arterials and bus routes first. Then they hit hills, curves, bridges and finally residential streets.

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  • Emergency Management needs you to report wind damage

    Emergency Management needs you to report wind damage

    Monday, November 30 2015 7:20 PM EST2015-12-01 00:20:16 GMT
    Monday, November 30 2015 7:20 PM EST2015-12-01 00:20:16 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County is just starting to assess the damage following a record windstorm in the Inland Northwest. For the first two weeks the county says they were in the life safety mode and trying to do what they could to assist citizens.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane County is just starting to assess the damage following a record windstorm in the Inland Northwest. For the first two weeks the county says they were in the life safety mode and trying to do what they could to assist citizens. Now they are asking people to report wind damage to find out if the county qualifies for federal aid. 

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  • Avista mails out gift cards to customers left in the dark on Thanksgiving

    Avista mails out gift cards to customers left in the dark on Thanksgiving

    Monday, November 30 2015 3:55 PM EST2015-11-30 20:55:20 GMT
    Monday, November 30 2015 3:55 PM EST2015-11-30 20:55:19 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With many facing Thanksgiving without power after the massive windstorm on November 17, Avista gave more than 3,000 of its customers $150 gift cards from Rosauers. Avista's Debbie Simock said the 3,047 gift cards were mailed on Friday and cost $461,100, which were a gift from Avista shareholder earnings. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With many facing Thanksgiving without power after the massive windstorm on November 17, Avista gave more than 3,000 of its customers $150 gift cards from Rosauers. Avista's Debbie Simock said the 3,047 gift cards were mailed on Friday and cost $461,100, which were a gift from Avista shareholder earnings. 

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  • Windstorm 2015: Power is back on!

    Windstorm 2015: Power is back on!

    Friday, November 27 2015 8:11 AM EST2015-11-27 13:11:06 GMT
    Friday, November 27 2015 2:53 PM EST2015-11-27 19:53:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - 10 days after the most devastating weather event in Avista's history, the utility company says for all intents and purposes, the power is back on. Friday morning Avista's website reported just 63 customers without power, a drastic difference from the nearly 180,000 that were without power for days after a major windstorm blew through the region on November 17, 2015.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - 10 days after the most devastating weather event in Avista's history, the utility company says for all intents and purposes, the power is back on. Friday morning Avista's website reported just 63 customers without power, a drastic difference from the nearly 180,000 that were without power for days after a major windstorm blew through the region on November 17, 2015.

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  • Gov. Inslee visits Spokane to view windstorm recovery effort

    Gov. Inslee visits Spokane to view windstorm recovery effort

    Tuesday, November 24 2015 2:05 PM EST2015-11-24 19:05:24 GMT
    Tuesday, November 24 2015 5:51 PM EST2015-11-24 22:51:58 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Governor Jay Inslee is in Spokane as recovery effort from last weeks devastating storm continues. Gov. Inslee arrived Tuesday morning and was briefed by local officials on the status of the state of emergency. Gov. Inslee then spoke at a press conference, saying Spokane County has "shown Inland Strong.">>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Governor Jay Inslee is in Spokane as recovery effort from last weeks devastating storm continues. Gov. Inslee arrived Tuesday morning and was briefed by local officials on the status of the state of emergency. Gov. Inslee then spoke at a press conference, saying Spokane County has "shown Inland Strong."

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  • STCU offers special low-interest repair loans to people affected by windstorm (sponsored)

    STCU offers special low-interest repair loans to people affected by windstorm (sponsored)

    Thursday, November 19 2015 2:35 PM EST2015-11-19 19:35:39 GMT
    Monday, November 23 2015 9:47 PM EST2015-11-24 02:47:53 GMT
    In the aftermath of the damaging November windstorm across the Inland Northwest, STCU is offering emergency financing to anyone affected. Apply for the STCU Get-it-fixed Loan, with rates as low as 1.99% APR for 48 months.* No collateral is necessary for this loan, making it a quick way for you to finance emergency repairs and other needs. LEARN MORE>>>>

    In the aftermath of the damaging November windstorm across the Inland Northwest, STCU is offering emergency financing to anyone affected. Apply for the STCU Get-it-fixed Loan, with rates as low as 1.99% APR for 48 months.* No collateral is necessary for this loan, making it a quick way for you to finance emergency repairs and other needs. LEARN MORE>>

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  • A day in the life of the powerless

    A day in the life of the powerless

    Monday, November 23 2015 7:27 PM EST2015-11-24 00:27:46 GMT
    Monday, November 23 2015 9:38 PM EST2015-11-24 02:38:31 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Parts of the South Hill are still shrouded in darkness nearly a week after the power went out following record windstorms in the Inland Northwest.  For some of us it's unfathomable what it's like to live without power for that long.George Coleman walked me through his chilly house Monday morning to show us what those folks have been going through.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Parts of the South Hill are still shrouded in darkness nearly a week after the power went out following record windstorms in the Inland Northwest.  For some of us it's unfathomable what it's like to live without power for that long.George Coleman walked me through his chilly house Monday morning to show us what those folks have been going through.

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  • UPDATE: Spokane Public Schools cancels classes for remainder of the week

    UPDATE: Spokane Public Schools cancels classes for remainder of the week

    Monday, November 23 2015 1:27 PM EST2015-11-23 18:27:45 GMT
    Monday, November 23 2015 9:37 PM EST2015-11-24 02:37:45 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Public Schools said a decision has been made to cancel school for the remainder of the week. After speaking with city officials and citing major concerns that sidewalks are still unsafe, the decision was made to cancel classes all week. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Public Schools said a decision has been made to cancel school for the remainder of the week. After speaking with city officials and citing major concerns that sidewalks are still unsafe, the decision was made to cancel classes all week. 

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  • Have a tree you need removed? Here is a list of certified arborists in the Spokane area

    Have a tree you need removed? Here is a list of certified arborists in the Spokane area

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 1:22 PM EST2015-11-18 18:22:46 GMT
    Monday, November 23 2015 4:35 PM EST2015-11-23 21:35:27 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With one of the most powerful windstorms in recent memory blowing through the Inland Northwest Tuesday night, many residents are finding they have trees in their yards, across the streets, and in some unfortunate cases... in their homes.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - With one of the most powerful windstorms in recent memory blowing through the Inland Northwest Tuesday night, many residents are finding they have trees in their yards, across the streets, and in some unfortunate cases... in their homes. If you need a tree removed, it is not a good idea to risk personal injury to do it yourself. The City of Spokane has this list of certified arborists if you need a tree removed:

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  • WATCH: Videos show destruction during violent windstorm

    WATCH: Videos show destruction during violent windstorm

    Monday, November 23 2015 12:15 PM EST2015-11-23 17:15:13 GMT
    Monday, November 23 2015 12:15 PM EST2015-11-23 17:15:13 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - In the days after the massive windstorm that blew through the Inland Northwest, we've seen a lot of photos of the trail of destruction it left in its wake. As the cleanup continues, videos during the storm are beginning to surface.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - In the days after the massive windstorm that blew through the Inland Northwest, we've seen a lot of photos of the trail of destruction it left in its wake. As the cleanup continues, videos during the storm are beginning to surface. YouTube user KT & Jezza published a video show a tree actually falling on a house during the storm, and then the subsequent aftermath.

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  • The latest power outage updates

    The latest power outage updates

    Friday, November 20 2015 2:18 PM EST2015-11-20 19:18:31 GMT
    Sunday, November 22 2015 12:58 PM EST2015-11-22 17:58:25 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - With tens of thousands of people still without power in the Inland Northwest, everyone without power has the same question: When will my power come back on? The answer is difficult. Officials said during a press conference Thursday they are essentially focusing on areas that will give them "the most bang for their buck.">>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With tens of thousands of people still without power in the Inland Northwest, everyone without power has the same question: When will my power come back on? The answer is difficult. Officials said during a press conference Thursday they are essentially focusing on areas that will give them "the most bang for their buck."

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  • Windstorm won't stop wedding on South Hill

    Windstorm won't stop wedding on South Hill

    Friday, November 20 2015 5:59 PM EST2015-11-20 22:59:14 GMT
    Saturday, November 21 2015 3:38 PM EST2015-11-21 20:38:18 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Jodeana Johnson and her fiance Bertrand Haines had planned to get married at Summit Church, but the windstorm knocked out the church's power. The couple tells KHQ Saturday that their wedding will go ahead as planned, but at a different church. The wedding is now being held at Park Heights Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Update: Jodeana Johnson and her fiance Bertrand Haines had planned to get married at Summit Church, but the windstorm knocked out the church's power. The couple tells KHQ Saturday that their wedding will go ahead as planned, but at a different church. The wedding is now being held at Park Heights Baptist Church at 3:30 p.m.

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  • KHQ-Tips: Staying warm when the power goes out

    KHQ-Tips: Staying warm when the power goes out

    Friday, November 20 2015 5:11 PM EST2015-11-20 22:11:05 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 10:49 PM EST2015-11-21 03:49:51 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As of Friday afternoon, tens of thousands of people are still without power in the Inland Northwest. It could be days before power is fully restored, which means many of us are sitting in a very cold house waiting for those lights to come back on. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - As of Friday afternoon, tens of thousands of people are still without power in the Inland Northwest. It could be days before power is fully restored, which means many of us are sitting in a very cold house waiting for those lights to come back on. We wanted to put together a list of tips meant to help you keep warm during these frigid nights ahead, and even as we get deeper into the winter months. 

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  • City extends storm debris removal until Nov 29

    City extends storm debris removal until Nov 29

    Friday, November 20 2015 7:42 PM EST2015-11-21 00:42:31 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 7:42 PM EST2015-11-21 00:42:31 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the community continues to clean up following Tuesday night's windstorm, the City of Spokane has decided to extend its free emergency tree and yard waste storm debris disposal through November 29. The City reports nearly 306 tons of debris was delivered to the two facilities.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - As the community continues to clean up following Tuesday night's windstorm, the City of Spokane has decided to extend its free emergency tree and yard waste storm debris disposal through November 29. The City reports nearly 306 tons of debris was delivered to the two facilities.

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  • UPDATE: 91,000+ still in the dark; Power companies working around the clock for full restoration

    UPDATE: 91,000+ still in the dark; Power companies working around the clock for full restoration

    Thursday, November 19 2015 3:27 PM EST2015-11-19 20:27:04 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 8:52 AM EST2015-11-20 13:52:43 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Speaking at a press conference Thursday afternoon, the Greater Spokane Emergency Management team urged citizens to check on their neighbors while crews work to restore service. 

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - Speaking at a press conference Thursday afternoon, the Greater Spokane Emergency Management team urged citizens to check on their neighbors while crews work to restore service.

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  • Inland NW windstorm 2015: School closures and other helpful info

    Inland NW windstorm 2015: School closures and other helpful info

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 3:06 PM EST2015-11-18 20:06:46 GMT
    Friday, November 20 2015 8:46 AM EST2015-11-20 13:46:57 GMT
    KHQ.COM - After one of the worst storms in history blew through our region yesterday, nearly 200,000 people remain without power and hundreds of trees have fallen in streets, on property and on houses. With so much destruction, there are many questions that people have. Here is a cheat sheet with helpful links and information you need to know. >>

    KHQ.COM - After one of the worst storms in history blew through our region yesterday, nearly 200,000 people remain without power and hundreds of trees have fallen in streets, on property and on houses. With so much destruction, there are many questions that people have. Here is a cheat sheet with helpful links and information you need to know. 

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  • Surviving Windstorm 2015: Your photos and memories

    Surviving Windstorm 2015: Your photos and memories

    Thursday, November 19 2015 3:22 PM EST2015-11-19 20:22:59 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2015 3:22 PM EST2015-11-19 20:22:58 GMT
    KHQ.COM - With many people going into day three of no power, we are all having to get a little creative with how we eat, shower, see, sleep and stay warm. We want to know how you are surviving! Did you make breakfast on the grill? Play Monopoly with flashlights? Are you developing a headache from that head lamp you've been sporting? How are you staying warm or charging your phone?>>

    KHQ.COM - With many people going into day three of no power, we are all having to get a little creative with how we eat, shower, see, sleep and stay warm. We want to know how you are surviving! Did you make breakfast on the grill? Play Monopoly with flashlights? Are you developing a headache from that head lamp you've been sporting? How are you staying warm or charging your phone?

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  • Duracell coming to Spokane County to help storm victims

    Duracell coming to Spokane County to help storm victims

    Thursday, November 19 2015 3:09 PM EST2015-11-19 20:09:03 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2015 3:19 PM EST2015-11-19 20:19:13 GMT

    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Duracell announced on social media Thursday morning that they will be coming to Spokane County to help those without power in the area. The company is deploying their "Rugged Responder" for their Duracell Power Forward program.

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    SPOKANE COUNTY, Wash. - Duracell announced on social media Thursday morning that they will be coming to Spokane County to help those without power in the area. The company is deploying their "Rugged Responder" for their Duracell Power Forward program. The company will donate batteries, WiFi, and charging stations according to their YouTube Channel.

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  • No power in homes raise concern for some pets

    No power in homes raise concern for some pets

    Thursday, November 19 2015 2:39 PM EST2015-11-19 19:39:19 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2015 2:47 PM EST2015-11-19 19:47:26 GMT
    KHQ.COM - As many people in Spokane County and surrounding areas are now going into their third day without power, temperatures in homes are starting to drop significantly and there is now concern for pets in the home. KHQ's Nichole Mischke spoke with animal experts at Northwest Seed and Pet and they said for the most part, rodents, dogs and cats are going to be most resilient.>>

    KHQ.COM - As many people in Spokane County and surrounding areas are now going into their third day without power, temperatures in homes are starting to drop significantly and there is now concern for pets in the home. KHQ's Nichole Mischke spoke with animal experts at Northwest Seed and Pet and they said for the most part, rodents, dogs and cats are going to be most resilient.

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  • City to accept storm debris for free at north side landfill; Curbside pick up extended through December

    City to accept storm debris for free at north side landfill; Curbside pick up extended through December

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 3:28 PM EST2015-11-18 20:28:20 GMT
    Thursday, November 19 2015 1:28 PM EST2015-11-19 18:28:56 GMT

    SPOKANE.Wash - In light of the violent windstorm that hit the Inland Northwest Tuesday night, the City of Spokane is extending its curbside yard waste collection program for two more weeks through December 18.

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    SPOKANE.Wash - In light of the violent windstorm that hit the Inland Northwest Tuesday night, the City of Spokane is extending its curbside yard waste collection program for two more weeks through December 18. Customers can place their yard debris from the storm in their green yard waste carts. Branches must be smaller than 3 inches in diameter. 

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  • What You Need To Know: Health advisory issued during power outages and cold weather

    What You Need To Know: Health advisory issued during power outages and cold weather

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 5:30 PM EST2015-11-18 22:30:15 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 6:57 PM EST2015-11-18 23:57:07 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - With temperatures expected to drop below freezing tonight, and with many Spokane County residents without power, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD), Greater Spokane Emergency Management (GEG), City of Spokane and Spokane County are issuing this health advisory to encourage the community to take action to protect themselves.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - With temperatures expected to drop below freezing tonight, and with many Spokane County residents without power, Spokane Regional Health District (SRHD), Greater Spokane Emergency Management (GEG), City of Spokane and Spokane County are issuing this health advisory to encourage the community to take action to protect themselves.

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  • Person in critical condition after tree falls on car in Twin Lakes area

    Person in critical condition after tree falls on car in Twin Lakes area

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 10:59 PM EST2015-11-18 03:59:12 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 6:51 PM EST2015-11-18 23:51:18 GMT

    TWIN LAKES, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says one person is in critical condition after a tree fell on their car in the Twin Lakes area during a massive windstorm Tuesday evening.

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    TWIN LAKES, Idaho - The Kootenai County Sheriff's Office says one person is in critical condition after a tree fell on their car in the Twin Lakes area during a massive windstorm Tuesday evening. The Sheriff's Office didn't have any additional details at the time of this publishing.

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  • FACEBOOK CHAT: Insurance agents discuss storm damage claims

    FACEBOOK CHAT: Insurance agents discuss storm damage claims

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 5:44 PM EST2015-11-18 22:44:15 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 5:44 PM EST2015-11-18 22:44:15 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - We had David Boley and Matt Benjamin from Farmers Insurance stop by our studio Wednesday afternoon to answer your questions about insurance claims following Tuesday's brutal windstorm. You can view the questions they answered inside, as well as find out how to contact them if you have any other questions. >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - We had David Boley and Matt Benjamin from Farmers Insurance stop by our studio Wednesday afternoon to answer your questions about insurance claims following Tuesday's brutal windstorm. You can view the questions they answered inside, as well as find out how to contact them if you have any other questions. 

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  • Woman killed in collision with tree on Highway 904 near Cheney identified

    Woman killed in collision with tree on Highway 904 near Cheney identified

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 4:36 PM EST2015-11-18 21:36:12 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 4:36 PM EST2015-11-18 21:36:11 GMT
    CHENEY, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the woman killed in a crash on Highway 904 Tuesday night as 70-year-old Carolyn W. Wilford. The crash happened Tuesday night about five miles outside of Cheney. Troopers say she crashed her car into a tree that had fallen across the highway after a violent windstorm passed through the area Tuesday night. >>

    CHENEY, Wash. - The Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the woman killed in a crash on Highway 904 Tuesday night as 70-year-old Carolyn W. Wilford. The crash happened Tuesday night about five miles outside of Cheney. Troopers say she crashed her car into a tree that had fallen across the highway after a violent windstorm passed through the area Tuesday night. 

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  • SpokAnimal hoping to get building fixed before 100 new dogs arrive on Saturday

    SpokAnimal hoping to get building fixed before 100 new dogs arrive on Saturday

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 2:31 PM EST2015-11-18 19:31:34 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 2:31 PM EST2015-11-18 19:31:33 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The historic windstorm that left a wide swath of damage across the Inland Northwest Tuesday night also made its mark on animal shelter SpokAnimal. The roof of the shelter's dog kennel was blown off just after 4pm Tuesday night. There were 7 dogs in the kennel at the time. Those dogs were moved to kennels inside the shelter. >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The historic windstorm that left a wide swath of damage across the Inland Northwest Tuesday night also made its mark on animal shelter SpokAnimal. The roof of the shelter's dog kennel was blown off just after 4pm Tuesday night. There were 7 dogs in the kennel at the time. Those dogs were moved to kennels inside the shelter. 

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  • PHOTOS: Windstorm damage in north Idaho

    PHOTOS: Windstorm damage in north Idaho

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 11:34 AM EST2015-11-18 16:34:59 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 2:03 PM EST2015-11-18 19:03:28 GMT

    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department says the City has crews assessing damages Wednesday morning from Tuesday night's powerful wind storm.

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    COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho - The Coeur d'Alene Police Department says the City has crews assessing damages Wednesday morning from Tuesday night's powerful wind storm. “Police and Fire crews worked throughout the night and will continue to work with street crews first thing this morning cleaning up after the biggest storm we have had in decades," Mayor Steve Widmyer said in a press release.

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  • WINDSTORM 2015: Aftermath photos

    WINDSTORM 2015: Aftermath photos

    Wednesday, November 18 2015 11:22 AM EST2015-11-18 16:22:23 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 1:58 PM EST2015-11-18 18:58:50 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Inland Northwest woke up to massive damage across the region Wednesday morning. As of 8:00 a.m., nearly 150,000 Avista customers are still without power due to fallen trees taking out power lines, while thousands more are without power from other companies.

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    SPOKANE, Wash. - The Inland Northwest woke up to massive damage across the region Wednesday morning. As of 8:00 a.m., nearly 150,000 Avista customers are still without power due to fallen trees taking out power lines, while thousands more are without power from other companies. With such a widespread outage, crews are working hard to restore service, but it could take some time, possibly days.

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  • KHQ Weather Authority: Power outages, school closures, and flight delays

    KHQ Weather Authority: Power outages, school closures, and flight delays

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 4:31 PM EST2015-11-17 21:31:52 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 1:50 PM EST2015-11-18 18:50:30 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - After Tuesday's major windstorm, there are many residents without power. At this time crews are working as hard as they can to restore service, but it could be a while before your power comes back on. Inside find the latest numbers for power outages in our area. >>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - After Tuesday's major windstorm, there are many residents without power. At this time crews are working as hard as they can to restore service, but it could be a while before your power comes back on. Inside find the latest numbers for power outages in our area. 

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  • KHQ Weather Authority Alert: Citizens advised to stay home and off roadways

    KHQ Weather Authority Alert: Citizens advised to stay home and off roadways

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 3:57 PM EST2015-11-17 20:57:48 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 1:30 PM EST2015-11-18 18:30:05 GMT

    SPOKANE, Wash.- Wind conditions have started to lessen in severity so the Greater Spokane Department of Emergency Management is lifting the shelter in place advisement.

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    SPOKANE, Wash.- Wind conditions have started to lessen in severity so the Greater Spokane Department of Emergency Management is lifting the shelter in place advisement. Residents are still urged to use caution due to downed power lines, other existing hazards, and strong wind gusts that are expected to last through midnight tonight.

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  • School closures and delays for Wednesday due to windstorm

    School closures and delays for Wednesday due to windstorm

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 10:21 PM EST2015-11-18 03:21:17 GMT
    Wednesday, November 18 2015 9:03 AM EST2015-11-18 14:03:38 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Due to the violent windstorm that swept through the Inland Northwest Tuesday, some area schools have made the decision to have a late start on Wednesday, while some other districts will assess the situation early Wednesday morning and then make a decision.>>

    SPOKANE, Wash. - Due to the violent windstorm that swept through the Inland Northwest Tuesday, some area schools have made the decision to have a late start on Wednesday, while some other districts will assess the situation early Wednesday morning and then make a decision.

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  • Woman killed after being hit by tree on south hill

    Woman killed after being hit by tree on south hill

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 8:31 PM EST2015-11-18 01:31:33 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 10:52 PM EST2015-11-18 03:52:45 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman was killed after a tree fell on her on near 14th and Walnut Tuesday afternoon during a violent windstorm.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - A woman was killed after a tree fell on her on near 14th and Walnut Tuesday afternoon during a violent windstorm. Firefighters were called to the area for a report of a tree knocking down power lines, but once on scene they upgraded to call, saying the tree was actually on top of an unresponsive woman. >>
  • One person dead after collision with tree on Highway 904 near Cheney

    One person dead after collision with tree on Highway 904 near Cheney

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 10:51 PM EST2015-11-18 03:51:25 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 10:51 PM EST2015-11-18 03:51:24 GMT
    CHENEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says one person has died after crashing their car into a tree that had fallen across Highway 904, east of Cheney, Tuesday night. A violent windstorm that spent hours wreaking havoc across the Inland Northwest already claimed the life of one woman on the south hill earlier in the day. >>
    CHENEY, Wash. - The Washington State Patrol says one person has died after crashing their car into a tree that had fallen across Highway 904, east of Cheney, Tuesday night. A violent windstorm that spent hours wreaking havoc across the Inland Northwest already claimed the life of one woman on the south hill earlier in the day. >>
  • PHOTOS: Roof collapse in downtown Spokane

    PHOTOS: Roof collapse in downtown Spokane

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 7:22 PM EST2015-11-18 00:22:59 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 8:10 PM EST2015-11-18 01:10:52 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Firefighters were called to a building collapse just south of 1st and Wall Tuesday afternoon during a massive windstorm.>>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - Spokane Firefighters were called to a building collapse just south of 1st and Wall Tuesday afternoon during a massive windstorm. Firefighters told KHQ crews on scene that four people were inside the building at the time of the collapse. Everyone made it out safely and no injuries were reported.  >>
  • PHOTOS: Windstorm damage from November 17, 2015

    PHOTOS: Windstorm damage from November 17, 2015

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 4:48 PM EST2015-11-17 21:48:28 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 8:05 PM EST2015-11-18 01:05:49 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - High winds are expected for the Inland Northwest Tuesday. A High Wind Warning is in effect until midnight. By early Tuesday afternoon there were already numerous reports of downed trees and power lines. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - High winds are expected for the Inland Northwest Tuesday. A High Wind Warning is in effect until midnight. By early Tuesday afternoon there were already numerous reports of downed trees and power lines. The City of Spokane and Spokane County all announced they would be sending their employees home at 3:00 p.m. due to the incoming storm.>>
  • Windstorm blows roof off of SpokAnimal

    Windstorm blows roof off of SpokAnimal

    Tuesday, November 17 2015 5:57 PM EST2015-11-17 22:57:58 GMT
    Tuesday, November 17 2015 6:49 PM EST2015-11-17 23:49:13 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The powerful windstorm Tuesday in the Inland Northwest has blown off the roof and damaged several windows at Spokanimal. KHQ's Gabe Cohen is on scene getting more information about the condition and well-being of the staff and animals inside the building. Check back for updates. >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - The powerful windstorm Tuesday in the Inland Northwest has blown off the roof and damaged several windows at Spokanimal. KHQ's Gabe Cohen is on scene getting more information about the condition and well-being of the staff and animals inside the building. Check back for updates. >>
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