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Wind-weary community gets hit by storm again

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Since the mobile home park is surrounded by trees, the people living there have seen more than their fair share of storm damage. Since the mobile home park is surrounded by trees, the people living there have seen more than their fair share of storm damage.
CHATTAROY, Wash. -

The windstorms that swept through left some minor and major marks all over, but one community just can't seem to catch a break.

Riverside mobile home park is just off Highway two, north of Riverside High School.  Since its surrounded by trees, the people living there have seen more than their fair share of storm damage.

According to Fire District 4, the community worked with the Red Cross to set up a temporary shelter at a nearby church.

"The fact is, we just don't feel safe," long-time resident Rita Bird said.

According to the property management, 17 "danger trees" have been cut down, and they plan to take out the rest as soon as they can.

But for Bird, those trees can't come down fast enough.

"We're nobodies. We're poor. But we deserve to live safely," Rita explained.

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