Strong winds cause power outages, downed trees

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PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Strong gusts of winds reaching up to 40 miles per hour caused power outages and downed trees throughout the Portland metro on Monday morning.

There were reports of fallen trees in both Southwest and Southeast Portland. The wind also uprooted a massive tree on SE 162nd Avenue — forcing it to lean on the apartment complex before crews removed it.

The strong wind caused almost 2,300 homes in Multnomah and Clackamas counties to lose power. As of noon, 2,100 homes in Multnomah were still without electricity.

Wind advisories are in place for Multnomah and Clark counties until 6 p.m. 

While the wind is certainly strong in the metro area, it doesn’t compare to the wind gusts in the Gorge. The Vista House has already experienced winds up to 78 miles per hour — making it hard for people to even stand up, including Kohr Harlan.

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