All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘rainfall’

Gaviota Pier: Damaging Waves Rip into Popular Fishing Dock

A historic pier at Gaviota State Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif., collapsed Saturday morning due to damaging waves. Gaviota Beach is popular for camping, hiking, and surfing. However, one feature that attracts visiting tourists and local residents is the windy Gaviota Pier. Spanish soldiers who decided to call it “La Gaviota,” which means seagull, found the pier in 1769. The 529-foot …

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Rare Tornado Strikes Hard in Western Washington

After extensive review, the National Weather Service has confirmed that the wind damage imposed on Western Washington was the work of a vicious, rare tornado. Several industrial buildings and commercial structures south of Seattle were damaged. The ‘early winter storm’ produced a record amount of rainfall, leaving thousands without power in the Pacific Northwest. According to the Washington Post, a …

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