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The Great Coastal Gale of 2007 rocked the North Coast, brought neighbors and communities together
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The Great Coastal Gale of 2007 rocked the North Coast, brought neighbors and communities together
People across region recall windstorm

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Military rescued hundreds of people during 2007 storm
Military rescued hundreds of people during 2007 storm
Flooding concentrated in Vernonia in Oregon and along Chehalis River in Washington
Ham radio provided vital communication link during 2007 storm
A century old technoloyg is a literal life-saver when fancy new technologies fail. Clatsop and Pacific counties have each embraced ham radio as a disaster-response tool.
Downed trees halted emergency response, aid during 2007 gale
Downed trees halted emergency response, aid during 2007 gale
Hazardous tree legislation spearheaded by Clatsop County Sheriff Tom Bergin
When the gale blew, Daily Astorian news team rose to the occasion
When the gale blew, Daily Astorian news team rose to the occasion
Daily Astorian missed one edition, printed Saturday, got the word out
South County had its own problems with 101 closed during the storm
South County had its own problems with 101 closed during the storm

When the weather report came in, I decided the easiest thing to get for myself in the event that I was out of power for a little while would be easy “cheese” — you know, the stuff that comes in a can and doesn’t have to be...

Geologist offers Seaside advice from 2007 storm
Geologist offers Seaside advice from 2007 storm

SEASIDE — What lesson did the city learn from the Great Coastal Gale of 2007?

According to geologist Tom Horning, now a city councilor, while the threats of storms and those of earthquake are very different: but they both require...

Former editor recalls need for gas, ice in Seaside during storm

Toward the end of the week there were rumors that cell service had returned to Seaside. The highway had been cleared, so I decided to go there.

How Seaside’s leaders faced the storm
How Seaside’s leaders faced the storm
Mary Blake, Keith Chandler, Chris Dugan, Nancy McCarthy and Doug Dougherty share memories of the Great Coastal Gale of 2007.
Looking back at the storm from Gearhart
Looking back at the storm from Gearhart
Fire Chief Bill Eddy, Gearhart resident Jeff Ter Har recall events of 2007
Washingtonians share storm memories on social media

Washington state residents share their memories of the 2007 storm on social media.

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I was fairly new here then and working as a home health nurse. There were trees down over the road everywhere and I couldn’t get out that first...

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