Inside the Columbus Day Storm

Inside the Columbus Day Storm

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by KGW Staff

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Posted on October 11, 2012 at 8:55 PM

THE STORM CAME ASHORE WITH WINDS REPORTEDLY AS HIGH AS ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-NINE MILES AN HOUR.

 

IT SWEPT THROUGH THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY WITH SUCH FEROCITY THAT IT WAS RARE TO FIND A HOME OR A STRUCTURE *NOT* DAMAGED.

 

ENTIRE FARMS, LIVESTOCK, BUILDINGS, DESTROYED.

 

ENTIRE FORESTS WERE FLATTENED.

 

PORTLAND, THE LARGEST CITY IN THE STORMS PATH, WAS THROWN INTO CHAOS AND DARKNESS.

 

FORTY SIX PEOPLE DIED.

 

IT IS THE STORM BY WHICH ALL STORMS IN THE NORTHWEST ARE MEASURED.

 

MATT ZAFFINO, KGW NEWSCHANNEL EIGHT’S CHIEF METEROLOGIST NOW TAKES US INSIDE - THE COLUMBUS DAY STORM.

 

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