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More Than 150,000 Lose Power As Storm Slams Western Washington

Aaron Brethorst

A storm packing strong winds has knocked out power to more than 150,000 customers in western Washington.

A tree that fell on a southwest Washington home injured one man Thursday. Rough seas on the coast destroyed a third vacation house at a spot known as Washaway Beach.

From southwest Washington to Snohomish County, north of Seattle, weather-related power outages topped 150,000 customers, utilities reported by Thursday night.

The National Weather Service clocked a wind gust of 77 mph at Naselle in southwest Washington and a 61 mph gust at Camano Island, north of Seattle.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport had a gust of 48 mph. Airport spokesman Perry Cooper says no flights were affected.

In Kelso, a 61-year-old man was taken to a hospital after a tree broke through the rafters of his house and hit him in his garage. The Daily News of Longview said the man's condition was not known.

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