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Isolated tornado hits Puyallup, Wash., storm damages buildings

Oct. 1, 2013 at 9:48 AM   |   Comments

SEATTLE, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Heavy rain and wind in the Northwest led to power outages and record rainfalls, and an isolated tornado struck in Washington, weather officials reported.

The cities of Seattle, Olympia, Wash., and Portland, Ore., all broke monthly rainfall records, Accuweather.com reported.

On Saturday, 1.71 inches of rain fell in Seattle, breaking the city's daily record of 1.65 inches.

The wet conditions were caused by the former Typhoon Pabuk combining with a storm in the Gulf of Alaska.

Winds in Washington state and Oregon left tens of thousands of people without power last weekend.

A tornado hit Puyallup, Wash., Monday. The tornado's winds were as strong as 110 mph, and caused damage to rail cars and a number of buildings, including a Boeing plant, The Seattle Times reported.

No one was injured.

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