Widespread damage reported across the Tri-Cities, Benton and Franklin Counties

Power companies reported a large number of households reporting power outages were in the Prosser area.
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BENTON COUNTY, Wash –

Saturday, November 5, 10:00 a.m.

More than 300 remain without power across Benton County at this time. According to Benton PUD, crews will work throughout the day to restore power to the remaining customers. Franklin PUD also worked on power outages throughout the evening. The City of Richland reported more than 300 power outages in the wake of the wind storm. The city also reported there are many downed trees around the city and to drive with caution.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office reported there is widespread damage from trees and even a flying trampoline.

Friday, November 4, 11:00 p.m.

Power companies across the Tri-Cities and surrounding areas reported several power outages Friday night.

This as a powerful wind storm hit the area.

Benton PUD reported more than 2,100 customers without power by 11 p.m. Friday.

Those living on the west side of Prosser were heavily impacted by the storm. More than 1,200 people there reported they didn’t have power around 10:30.

At this time, Benton PUD said it does not know when all power will be restored. Customers can stay updated by following the outage map viewer on Benton PUD’s website.

In Franklin County, some customers of Franklin PUD reported outages around 8 p.m. Friday.

High wind storms can cause trees to topple onto power lines. If you see downed power lines, do not approach the area. Stay away. Call 911 immediately.

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