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"If you're in the central Willamette Valley tonight, you will lose power"
Published on September 15, 2022 by Alex Ip

 
According to The Statesman Journal, 142,000 homes in Oregon's central Willamette Valley were knocked out of power February 2021 winter storm. Using data from PowerOutage.us, we were able to piece together the extent of the damage for the first time.

Silverton, Ore. resident and science writer Becca Owen recently wrote for us a retrospective of that week of carnage, and followed up with local recovery efforts: