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Sunnyside Storm Leaves Thousands in Damages, Brings 50 MPH Winds

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SUNNYSIDE, WA. -- A powerful storm that roared through the Lower Valley Monday left serious damage behind with some worse off than others.

"I'm surprised the trees weren't down," Karla Marcinas said.

Karla had to use candles to get ready for class at Yakima Valley Community College. She was just one of nearly 3,000 people without power this morning.

"It was scary," Karla said. "I couldn't sleep last night. I couldn't sleep at all."

The National Weather Service says wind gusts reached 51 miles-per-hour in Sunnyside. Jorge Gomez woke up to find a wooden structure that his 15-year-old boy uses to practice soccer thrown through his fence.

"It was just unreal. Something I've never experienced before." Gomez said.

But the worst was felt at the Neal residence where the wind tore apart a shed in the backyard scattering pieces all over the yard.

"I've never been scared in a storm but last night I think was the first time," Denise Schilling said.

The flying debris hurt Gunner, a stray dog they recently took in.

"Well we've got many fences down and so I think he might have got his nose in one," Schilling said.

The power is now back on at the Neal's home and they are just happy no one was seriously hurt.

"I was just like, wow, we're really lucky. Somebody was really watching after us last night," Schilling said.

Pacific Power is still working to restore power to four people. The Neal's plan to take Gunner to the vet to make sure his nose doesn't get infected.

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