Washington County, Columbus Day Storm damage

Title

Washington County, Columbus Day Storm damage

Description

Black and white image of a building, destroyed by the storm. The remains of Typhoon Freda, the Columbus Day Storm cut a swath of destruction through the Pacific Northwest, with the bulk of the damage occurring in Oregon's Willamette Valley and along the Oregon coast. Thousands of homes were 'severely damaged' in Oregon, according to a Red Cross survey after the storm, and almost 500,000 families were without power or telephone service, many of them for weeks as local utilities struggled to rebuild a power grid that had been virtually destroyed. Many Oregon cities were without power for two to three weeks after the storm.

Date Created

1962-10

Medium

photographic prints

Language

English

Identifier

WCMpic_012709

Rights

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Collection