, Two people were killed due to a house fire in Seaside during a power outage. , An elderly couple died of asphyxiation as a result of carbon monoxide poisoning in Burnaby. One of the worst hit areas was Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park, where the wind knocked down thousands of trees. Peter Battistoni / Vancouver Sun. The result of these factors was that many thousands of large, old trees easily uprooted and tipped over, frequently with tons of mud captured in their roots, and crashed into homes and power lines. On December 18, Washington Governor Christine Gregoire declared a State of Emergency in Western Washington as a result of the damages. Victoria was even wetter in November! permanent exhibit size: 6′ dia charred, 2′6″ dia unfinished cedar type: public art client: Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation # Jennifer Mulhern Granholm (she took the last name of her husband, Daniel, as her middle name and he did the same with her last name), 49, was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. 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In its report, released in April 2007, investigators identified several factors, including an unprecedented and unanticipated amount of rainfall, the failure of a nearby retaining wall, and the inadequate design of the drainage system around Fleming's home. At its peak, BC Hydro reported that over 250,000 customers were without power. Year: 2006. BC Ferries service was disrupted along the coast, along with other transit disruption, closed roads, and closed schools. Adam Butcher, his wife Jackie Harris, and two sons, Jason Shane Butcher, 14 and Raymond Zachary Butcher, 21, died of asphyxiation because of a generator running in a closed garage attached to their home. Major windstorm hits B.C. Author Since the 1920s, the Vancouver Parks Board has been collecting intricately carved totem poles from remote locations in BC. $267 million+ (2006 USD) in US, $89 million+ (2006 CAD) in Canada, The Hanukkah Eve windstorm of 2006 was a powerful Pacific Northwest windstorm in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States and southern British Columbia, Canada between December 14, 2006 and December 15, 2006. also damaged a cherry tree in Vancouver, shown in …  Major employers in the area were affected; the power outage forced Microsoft to shut down large portions of its campus in Redmond on December 15.. The next major storm slammed the park in December 2006, once again knocking down thousands of trees. MLS # 1711624 status: complete. An estimated 3000 trees were blown down in Vancouver, BC's Stanley Park during a fierce wind storm Friday, December 15, 2006. The Canucks averaged 3.2 goals on 31.2 shots per game last season. 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Has anyone sailed Alaska on this cruise ship? How the city united The Canadian Press CP. December 15, 2006: B.C.’s Stanley Park windstorm People compared this day in history to a typhoon. Another son, Rick Taylor Butcher, 24, died in a hospital on January 20, 2007 as a result of his injuries. Scroll down the page for year, or go directly: 2020 2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 Historic Chart and data: Wind Speed - Hourly data (24 hours) for Vancouver for Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada More than 12,000 customers were still without power in British Columbia early Sunday morning following a windstorm. This led to the water system becoming contaminated far beyond the legal safety limit and forced the city to implement a boil water advisory for all of the city's two-million residents for more than a week—the largest such advisory in Canadian history. There were reports of 59 mph gusts in … A cherry tree that inspired award-winning Canadian author Joy Kogawa has been damaged in a fierce windstorm that swept across southern British Columbia. capital and eastern Vancouver Island while the west coast had gusts of 120 kilometres an … There was major devastation in Stanley Park after a big windstorm in December 2006. Such a rainfall event is only expected in Seattle an average of once every 99 years. Vancouver Wind Storm. The storm produced hurricane-force wind gusts and heavy rainfall, causing hundreds of millions of dollars in damage and leaving over 1.8 million residences and businesses without power. Today the Vancouver Observer took to the streets asking Vancouverites how they felt about the predicted hurricane force winds. The Seattle School District and many districts surrounding closed, marking the first time Seattle schools were closed for a weather-related reason other than snow. One of them was 41-year-old voice actress Kate Fleming (aka Anna Fields) who was trapped in a flooded basement in Seattle's Madison Valley. The next major storm slammed the park in December 2006, once again knocking down thousands of trees. December 15, 2006: B.C.’s Stanley Park windstorm People compared this day in history to a typhoon. , For British Columbia, the storm followed several others that occurred in the preceding weeks. In December of 2006, Stanley Park was struck by a major windstorm resulting in substantial disturbance and windthrow. The home and vehicles of Sooke Fire Department Lt. Murray Lambert were destroyed in the December 2006 windstorm that ripped through the Vancouver Island community and levelled much of Vancouver's Stanley Park. Enjoy other First Nations art including “Raven: Spirit of Transformation” which was constructed from a Douglas Fir stump that was left … The powerful December windstorm that left a million customers without power and resulted in several deaths will be called the Hanukkah Eve Wind Storm of 2006… Ann-Marie Metten, executive director of Historic Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, says a huge limb of the aging cherry tree was torn off during the storm on Tuesday night. Vancouver Wind Storm. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport partially lost power, canceling most flights. The fallen trees knocked down many power lines and closed many roads as well. On December 15, 2006 a once in a lifetime windstorm rolled through Vancouver and Victoria.  The severe weather also hampered the rescue efforts of three missing climbers on Mount Hood; one climber was later found dead and the other two are missing and presumed dead. One of the worst hit areas was Vancouver's iconic Stanley Park, where the wind knocked down thousands of trees. The high winds also left damage in Oregon. In the ASOS era, the windstorm that the January 1, 2006 event most closely approximates is the January 1, 1997 gale that followed a major flood-and-mudslide-producing Pineapple express that wreaked havoc over the New Year's holiday, and the February 3 - 4, 2006 windstorm. VANCOUVER -- A powerful windstorm caused chaos in southwestern British Columbia on Saturday, knocking out power to 400,000 homes and felling trees that … In Gig Harbor, Washington, Pritchard Miller and his dog were electrocuted after stepping on a downed power line. Country: Canada. Suggest a correction. Peter Battistoni / Vancouver Sun. 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