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October 27, 2017 5:10 pm

Wind Was Damaging

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Tree  came down on house and truck  on Hammond yesterday -photo 250 News

Prince George, B,.C.-  In addition to power outages  from Williams Lake to  north of Prince George, the storm that  roared through the area yesterday also  brought  grief to  some home owners.

Environment Canada had issued a severe thunderstorm watch for Prince George ,  an advisory that warned of the potential of  damaging winds.

At least two homes in Prince George  were damaged when trees  were snapped and  came to rest on the  homes,  one on College Heights on York Place,   the other  on Hammond Avenue. In both cases,  no one was hurt.

A cottonwood tree came down on one of the concrete  picnic tables adjacent to the Heritage River  Trail seriously damaging that table.( photo at right )

“Definitely some strong winds associated with that  storm” says Environment Canada Meteorologist Alyssa Charbonneau  “The  wind gusts in Prince George  peaked at 87 kilometers per hour.”

The gusts  were  a tad stronger in Williams Lake,  where the peak gusts  hit 88 kilometers an hour..


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