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March 27, 2023

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Hundreds in Clark County lose power as potent storm sweeps through area

By , Columbian Metro Editor

More than 1,500 Clark Public Utilities customers lost power Saturday morning as a potent storm system brought rain and windy conditions to the area.

As of 4 p.m., an outage map on the utility’s website showed no customers without power and power restored to 1,574 or more.

Winds began to pick up Friday night and continued to increase Saturday morning, with sustained winds of 20 mph and gusts up to 33 mph at Pearson Field in Vancouver. About three-quarters of an inch of rain had fallen between midnight and 11 a.m. at Pearson Field.

The National Weather Service was forecasting south-southwest winds of 7 to 13 mph Saturday night and into this morning, with gusts as high as 20 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100 percent, with new precipitation amounts between one-quarter and half an inch possible.