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Oregon coast residents brace for powerful storm

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As the strongest storm of the season made landfall along the Oregon coast, residents scrambled to stock up on supplies in case they lost power.

The storm brought rain and wind gusts of up to 60 mph to parts of the coast Sunday evening.

In Lincoln City, the wind whipped up huge waves along the coast and rattled street signs around town.

"It's a little breezy out here, that's for sure," said Chuck McPherson, who stopped by a store to purchase supplies like food and water. "Good thing I have a cane or I might fall over."

Power outages along the coast were also a possibility. The wind took out a transformer box in Seaside, which briefly knocked out power to 10 customers.

"We just went out and bought a whole bunch of those new light bulbs that don't have to have electricity. They're new ones that are battery powered light bulbs," said Katrina Plantz, who lives in Lincoln City. "We got candles and all that stuff ready just in case."

Plantz was also worried about trees coming down on her house. Last year it happened twice on her property, she said.

"It's crazy. Our trees look like they're getting ready to blow over," she said.

The Coast Guard closed the Tillamook Bay, Umpqua River, Columbia River, and Depoe Bay bars due to hazardous conditions offshore.

There were no reports of storm related damage or injuries Sunday night.

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