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Strong Winds Rip Through Walla Walla

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WALLA WALLA, Wash.- Pacific Power says thousands of people are still without power in Walla Walla after a violent storm ripped through the area.

The storm took down trees, tore roofs and closed roads in it's wake.

Crews are still hard at work to get the power back on.

A dust cloud covered the town.

High winds took down trees, sending them into houses and cars, even pushing over an empty semi-trailer and tearing the roofing off warehouses.

Neighbors call it one of the worst storms they've seen in decades.

"As I was going up the road, up Mill Creek Road, a gate blew open and hit the side of my car and scraped down the side of it, so another guy came and helped me get it closed and I'm just amazed," said Eric Baker.

Reports show those winds gusting as high as 78 miles per hour at some times.

It's unknown when the power will be back on for all those residents.

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