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.
Power Outage Information
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