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October 24, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Longview tornado lifted roofs and toppled trees, but no one injured

The Associated Press LONGVIEW — The Southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief. No one was injured in the Thursday afternoon wind blast, which covered 1.3 miles and unleashed winds as high as 110 mph,…

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May 5, 2014 at 1:26 PM

Damaging Snohomish County wind not a tornado

The Associated Press SNOHOMISH — The National Weather Service says the wind that caused minor damage Sunday at Lake Roesiger, near Snohomish, was not a tornado. The Weather Service said Monday it was a straight line wind, estimated at 70-to-75 mph. The wind uprooted a couple of trees and blew limbs off others. It destroyed a playhouse and tore…

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