ANOTHER DAY OF CLEANUP ACROSS THE INLAND NORTHWEST,
IN THE WAKE OF SATURDAY'S STORM.
A STORM THAT LEFT A PATH OF DESTRUCTION IN NORTH SPOKANE
AND NORTH IDAHO.
Major damage was trees - we lost 23 trees, some of
them well above 80-85 years old.
TREES CAME DOWN, ALL OVER THE HOLY CROSS CEMETERY
IN NORTH SPOKANE.
IT WAS SHUT DOWN FOR A FEW DAYS SO CREWS COULD CLEAN
UP THE TREES AND REPAIR SOME OF THE HEADSTONES THAT
NO BUILDINGS WERE DAMAGED - NO HEADSTONES DISTURBED.
BUT, THE CEMETERY WILL LIKELY BE CLOSED TOMORROW AS
THOUSANDS REMAIN WITHOUT POWER.
KXLY'S ALLIE NORTON JOINS US LIVE AT AVISTA.
ALLIE, STILL A LOT OF WORK TO DO?
ON BOTH ENDS NADINE.
CREWS ARE WORKING HARD TO RESTORE POWER...
WHILE THE COMMUNITY CLEANS UP THE DEBRIS FROM SATURDAY
SOT/ ARTHUR FRISBIE- Without Power @:51-:00
When the rain started to come in it was like a giant
wave of water just coming through.
I was trying to watch and you could see the trees
just snapping right off.
IN THIS DEER PARK NEIGHBORHOOD, POWER LINES ARE DOWN
AND TREES LAY BELLY UP.
IT'S A SIMILAR SCENE THEY SAW JUST A HANDFUL OF DAYS
SOT/ ARTHUR FRISBIE- Without Power @:28-:31
A big red fern that fell down took a power line in
the first storm.
SOT/ ARTHUR FRISBIE- Without Power @:15-:21
It's been really tough.
No power drives you a little crazy.
CREWS ARE WORKING AROUND THE CLOCK TO GET IT RESTORED.
SOT/ DEBBIE SIMOCK- Avista @:
We just appreciate the patience of our customers it's
really un precedented to have really have mother nature
take a whack at us twice in 10 days.
IN THE MEANTIME.
GENERATORS ARE THE KEY TO NORMAL LIVING.
SOT/ JOY JAMES- Resident @:18-:23
Right now we have it set up for one room so we can
keep track of the news and stuff like that.
THIS HOUSE TOOK A BIGGER HIT THAN MOST.
ON TOP OF NOT HAVING POWER.
IT'S MISSING THE ROOF TO THE LIVING ROOM.
A TREE SNAPPED IN HALF AND FELL ON IT DURING THE FIRST
SOT/ JOY JAMES- Resident @:49-:52
All we did was pull everything out.
It's piled up right out there.
JOY JAMES IS LOOKING AFTER THE HOUSE OWNED BY 90-YEAR-OLD
SHE SAYS THEY FINISHED CLEANING THE YARD WHEN THE
SECOND STORM HIT.
SPREADING THE DEBRIS.
NO ONE WAS INJURED.
SOT/ JOY JAMES- Resident @:40-:46
You know what, you pick up, you brush off and you
carry on and that's what we will do.
THREE THOUSAND AVISTA CUSTOMERS ARE STILL WITHOUT
FOUR THOUSAND FOR INLAND POWER AND
THE GOOD NEWS IS THE CITY OF SPOKANE WILL TAKE CLEAN
GREENS FOR FREE AGAIN LIKE THEY DID FOR THE LAST STORM.
PEOPLE LOOKING TO DROP OFF THEIR TREE CLIPPINGS CAN
DO SO AT THE NORTH COUNTY TRANSFER STATION AND WASTE
TO ENERGY FACILITY STARTING TOMORROW.
REPORTING IN SPOKANE, I'M ALLIE NORTON KXLY 4 NEWS.