Wind and rain cut power, bring down trees

VIDEO: First damage of fall storm

EDMONDS, Wash. — After Wednesday’s wind and rain there were reports of damage in the North Sound.

Downed trees are the biggest problem, like one that hit a house in Edmonds and sent a branch through the roof.

Since it’s only a few days into autumn, arborists said they expect more trees to fall with each storm.

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“The trees still have leaves on them, so they’re still weighted down. If you get any amount of wind, we get failures,” said Sterling Malcomson with Bartlett Tree Experts.

Tree crews are already dealing with a backlog of work that’s three times the amount for this time of year because COVID-19 delayed their busy season by several months.

Meanwhile, power went out for thousands of people overnight.

Puget Sound Energy was working on several outages from Everett to Tacoma, with more than 3,600 customers without power Wednesday morning.

Seattle City Light had close to 800 customers without power.

Crews were also investigating what caused an outage in the Delridge neighborhood of West Seattle overnight.