Saturday storm packed quite a punch

Wind will really pick up midday Saturday

A tree fell on cars outside the Gables Apartments in Lake Oswego, October 15 2016. (Mary Lou Burton)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Saturday’s storm contained the remnants of Super-typhoon Songda and was the most intense storm of the series.

By 4:30 p.m, the peak winds had passed, but blustery conditions will continue.

The storm still packed quite a punch, especially for the coast.

Portland Fire & Rescue crews say they responded to 62 weather related emergencies between 1:30 – 3:30 p.m, three times their average number of incidents per hour. About 50 of those incidents were wind related, including fallen trees. 30 of them were about downed power lines.

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Peak gusts for the coast were between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.with wind gusts between 60 and 80 mph.

Valley/metro winds peaked from noon to 4 p.m. with some south valley locations feeling the wind pick up as early as 11 a.m.


-Stock emergency kits (flashlights, batteries, candles, first aid supplies, medication, water, food)
-Fully charge cell phone and battery powered devices
-Secure loose objects to avoid flying debris
-Stock up on wood, propane, gasoline that you may need