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Pat Shingleton: Columbus wouldn't have liked it

3 years 6 days 55 minutes ago Sunday, October 12 2014 Oct 12, 2014 October 12, 2014 3:00 AM October 12, 2014 in Pat Shingleton Column

On the heels of Typhoon Phanfone, Vongfong, meaning "the wasp," will impact Japan. The most intense storm to hit the Pacific Northwest started from the remnants of Typhoon Freda that formed on October 3, 1962. Three successive storms hit the Pacific Northwest over a 30-hour period from October 11-12, 1962. The first postponed the sixth game of the World Series between the Yankees and the San Francisco Giants. A second storm skirted a stretch of coast from California to British Columbia for 15 hours with hurricane force winds. Wind speeds of 173 mph were reported at Cape Blanco while Mount Hebo Air Force Station in Oregon recorded 127 mph. gusts. Property damage registered $200 million, claiming 40 lives, known as the Columbus Day Storm.

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