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Windstorm rattles Mukilteo

Only minor damage reported


Last updated 2/5/2020 at 11:55am

Paul Archipley

A swamped fishing boat sits tied up at Lighthouse Park on Saturday after a member of the Tulalip tribe reportedly needed assistance when the craft started taking on water during Friday's storm.

Windows rattled, branches crashed on rooftops and trees fell on roadways Friday when a fierce windstorm, accompanied by sideways rain, blew through the region.

Meteorologists reported a wind gust of 59 mph at Paine Field, Edmonds Community College shut down at about 5:20 p.m. due to a power outage, and Mukilteans watched as all of Whidbey Island went dark shortly after.

While local officials reported that Mukilteo escaped major problems, there was plenty keeping police, fire and public works crews busy.

Over the course of the evening downed trees were reported at 4700 73rd St. SW, 9800 Harb...

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