Coos County storm: 'If you just wait a little while, the storm goes away'

Power outage on the Oregon coast on Dec. 18, 2018. KATU photo

COOS COUNTY, Ore. - Many Coos County residents dealt with power outages during and after this week's powerful storm.

Pacific Power said trees caused extensive damage and were to blame for most of the problems.

Tuesday, Coos County Emergency Management in Coquille said river levels were not close to flood level, but people should always be ready for a big storm.

"Have some basic supplies on hand: food, water, medicines, things, so you don't have to have to go out in it,” said Michael Murphy with Coos County Emergency Management. “If you just wait a little while, the storm goes away and you got a sunny day like we got right now."

Murphy said if you do get stuck in a storm, stay away from downed power lines, stay with your vehicle, unless it's in danger, and report fallen trees.

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