Green River severe wind damage likely in millions

Wyoming News September 16, 2020

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Green River severe wind damage likely in millions

GREEN RIVER, WYO. (AP) — Hurricane-force winds that struck a Wyoming city likely caused millions of dollars in damage and could take up to six months to clean up.

Hurricane-force winds, spanning between 70 and 99 miles-per-hour, blasted through the Wasatch front in Utah, and areas of Wyoming and Idaho over a 36 hour period between September 8th and September 9th. The winds in Green River topped 80 mph.

The wind and a snowstorm damaged hundreds of trees and left over 6,000 residents without power, city spokesman Steve Core said.

Damages still being assessed are likely in the millions, Core said.

City officials encouraged residents to take fallen trees, limbs and other debris to the local rodeo grounds. Some larger trees could be used for a stream bed stabilization project on the Green River near town, the Rock Springs Rocket Miner reported.

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