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Storm destroys 40 homes in mobile park

Storm destroys 40 homes in mobile park

RIVERSIDE, Wash. - Residents of the Riverside Trailer Court say Wednesday's storm lasted just minutes as logs and debris sliced their way through 44 homes.

Amazingly, no one was hurt. Power in Riverside is non-existent and residents expect to be without it for at least a few days. Clean up efforts have already begun and those affected by the fierce winds and punishing hail say the support they've received from friends and neighbors has been tremendous.

Fire crews did not issue mandatory evacuations for the park but say many trees are still unstable so those choosing to stick around should use extreme caution.

The Red Cross has set up an emergency shelter at Riverside High School for the displaced families, and stresses that anyone in there in need of place to stay after the storm is welcome.