Strong winds lead to power outages in Auburn

Winds over 20 mph have caused trees to fall over

Heavy rains and high winds in Auburn knocked over trees and caused power outages on Monday, Nov. 15.

Around 12 p.m. Monday, a tree fell onto a house on the 1100 block of 8th Street Southeast. No one was injured and the three occupants were evacuated, according to the Valley Regional Fire Authority.

The Valley Regional Fire Authority has been swamped with wind-related incidents, according to their Twitter feed.

Most of the Puget Sound is under a wind advisory until 4 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. Wind speeds are expected to be between 20 and 30 mph with gusts reaching 50 mph.

Residents are encouraged to use caution when driving and should secure any objects outdoors.

Several neighborhoods in Auburn have been hit with power outages, according to the Puget Sound Energy outage map. Nearly 2,000 residents lost power in the area around Auburn High School at 1 p.m. Monday.

Dozens of residents in the Lea Hill neighborhood also lost power, according to Puget Sound Energy. Some outages were caused by fallen trees or vegetation, according to Puget Sound Energy.