Sunday's Storm Caused Property Damages and Widespread Power Outages
RICHLAND, Wash.- Sunday's thunderstorms ravaged the area causing widespread power outages and leaving some major property damage.
On Smith Ave. in Richland, a tree in the back yard of a house came completely out of the group and fell on the roof, causing extensive damages.
"She was crying hysterically saying that the tree finally fell," said Summer Bean, whose mother lives in the house.
She added that they had been watching this tree for a while fearing what finally happened Sunday night.
The dust storm swept through Umatilla, Benton and Franklin counties bringing up to 70 mph winds.
"It could have been so much worse, I feel very fortunate because my mom and my brother were both in this house when it happened," she added.
More damage were reported in Richland where a tree fell over near Leslie Groves Park and another one on Sanford Ave. that fell on a car.
According Franklin COunty PUD, at least 2,700 people in Franklin County lost powerSunday night and 22 transmission poles went down which caused most of the outages.
Most of the electricity has been restored except for about 77 customers in northeast Pasco.
"What happened last night was pretty intense, for what I thought, you know, the winds coming through, you can't fool mother nature and by the looks of the power poles down, they snapped right at the ground," said Debbie Bone-Harris, Franklin PUD, Public Affairs Manager.
"Honestly, the way I feel is, it's just a house it's not her life. I would rather it have been this than my mom," concludes Bean.