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By Katie Teachout
The Journal 

Cow Creek suffers damage from wind gust


Last updated 5/27/2021 at 8:06am

Katie Teachout

Fence posts were pulled out of concrete at Cow Creek Mercantile and Cafe by the wind.

RITZVILLE – John Freeman said he was standing in the kitchen of Cow Creek Mercantile and Cafe when he heard what sounded like a semi truck slamming into the building.

"We were standing here, and it sounded like a truck with compression brakes going off. The whole area shook, and we were like, "What was that?'" Freeman said Tuesday afternoon, May 18.

Outside the building, and directly behind the building, was a utility trailer that had been turned nearly 180 degrees in a gust of wind.

"It was facing here straight on, then the wind hit it and pulled it around and left it right there," Fre...

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