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Hurricane force winds blast Oregon coast

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The National Weather Service issued a hurricane force wind warning off the Oregon coast for Wednesday. It has only issued this warning six times in about a decade.

High winds along the Oregon coast caused power outages, trees and debris on roadways, and a driver was killed after a tree fell on a vehicle on U.S. 26 five miles east of U.S. 101.

According to Pacific Power, about 21,981 customers were without power around 7:30 p.m. in Astoria, Warrenton, Hammond, Gearhart and Cannon Beach. That number was down to 6,881 around 9:10 p.m.

Here are some notable wind gusts:

Astoria Airport – 71 mph (strongest gust of the season so far for Astoria)
Cannon Beach – 73 mph
Cape Meares (exposed site in the upper elevations) – 89 mph
Newport – 59 mph
Waldport – 64 mph

The high wind warning for the coast remains in effect until 2 a.m. Thursday.

The Portland metro area may see wind gusts between 35-45 miles per hour around 11 p.m. to 2 a.m.

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