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Power out, roads closed as wind and rain pummel Tacoma

Heavy rain, wind swamp South Sound

Trees down on the Key Peninsula, power outages, storm drains flooded and salmon crossing a road – just another stormy day in the Northwest.
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Trees down on the Key Peninsula, power outages, storm drains flooded and salmon crossing a road – just another stormy day in the Northwest.

UPDATE 7:15 p.m.: A person has died and two others were injured in Renton after a tree fell on their car, KING-TV is reporting. The incident occurred in the 15900 block of Southeast 179th Street.

UPDATE 6:30 p.m.: A 15-year-old Port Orchard girl was injured Monday afternoon after a falling tree crashed into her bedroom, according to Deputy Scott Wilson of the Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office. She was taken to Tacoma General Hospital with “very serious injuries.” The girl was trapped underneath building and tree debris. She was freed by her father and a neighbor.

UPDATE 5:15 p.m.: Tacoma Public Utilities reporting 4,300 customers without power in Browns Point, University Place, near Cheney Stadium and Home Depot in Fircrest and in Chambers Bay area.

Nearly 4,000 customers are without power in Tacoma as a windstorm blows through the area.

Tacoma Public Utilities said 3,900 customers in an area around Tacoma Community College are without power. It urged customers in the dark to reported outages to 253-502-8602.

Meanwhile, Puget Sound Energy is reporting 87 customers around Pierce County without power.

Wind gusts between 3 and 4 p.m. reached 47 miles per hour at the Tacoma Narrows Bridge and 49 miles per hour at Sea-Tac Airport

Metro Parks Tacoma has closed Five Mile Drive at Point Defiance Park due to falling tree limbs and other debris. Tonight’s park board meeting has been canceled.

Heavy rain was also falling throughout the Puget Sound area.

Craig Sailor: 253-597-8541, @crsailor

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