Hundreds Lose Power After Storm
Thunder and lightning rip through the valley last night, literally leaving people in the dark.
Wapato's Rosebud Kehrer is one of those affected, the storm knocked out her power and displaced her from her home.
"I can't take the heat and I need a C-PAP to sleep so we went and got a motel we come home today to get a few supplies cuz we dont know when the power will be back on," says Kehrer.
Thousands of people lost power last night, and many are still in the dark today in Wapato, Naches, Selah and parts of Yakima.
Winds knocked over power poles, sparked fires and even sent the Yakima bears batting cage into the middle of the street outside of county stadium.
"This one kinda came outta the blue I think it was one of those first of the seasons all of those loose trees branches and those things that had been weakened throughout the year - it kinda took everybody by surprise - it was pretty significant all up and down the valley," says Deputy Chief Gary Hanna.
Crews are still cleaning up downed power lines- after high winds left hundreds without power and a couple with out a home.
"That was the cause here power lines down into dry brush and we ended up and lost one house and 3 out buildings," says Hanna.
Crews have turned the lights on for a few lucky ones today, but the lights most remember lit up the night sky last night.
"It was like bombs going off or something just a lot of thunder and a lot of - forth of july all over again," says Mitch Meluskey.
Rosebud Kehrer is glad the thunder and lightning is over- but hopes the mess it left behind is fixed sooner than later. .
"I hope it's on by tomorrow cuz its expensive when you dont have a lot of money," says Kehrer.