Ridin’ the storm out: Plan for the worst, hope for the best

A March 2016 windstorm wrecked a roof and scattered insulation in Naselle.

PACIFIC COUNTY — Meteorologists are warning that this weekend could bring a series of unusually severe, potentially destructive storms, and emergency planning experts are urging citizens who live in the path of the storms to start preparing now.

Though it’s always possible that the storms could lose power or change course, weather experts seem genuinely concerned — especially about the tail-end of Typhoon Songda, which is expected to make landfall on the northwest coast on Saturday. The National Weather Service has issued high-wind warnings and storm warnings for much of western Washington and Oregon, as well as gale warnings for near-shore areas.

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