Storm Hits Hard

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Violent winds from a passing storm whipped through Sierra County Wednesday afternoon July 19, kicking up dust and debris leaving a trail of damage in its wake.
First reports centered most of the apparent heavy damage in Truth or Consequences, where a post-storm tour found numerous fallen trees, broken limbs and roof damage to a several structures.
The hardest hit establishment appeared to be the Sunset Grill, 1301 North Date Street, which lost an air-conditioning unit and a significant portion of roofing material.
The city’s Ralph Edwards Park also sustained damage to sidewalks as two large trees were toppled near the basketball courts. These trees provided the only nearby shade for players and fans and they will be missed.

Where Wild Winds Blow

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While the old saying promises that March will “go out like a lamb,” it seems the old lion wasn’t quite ready to let go of the month this year. A strong storm blew through Sierra County Friday, March 31, knocking down this large tree at the T-or-C Municipal Golf Course. As the relentless spring winds rattled nerves and tested lashings throughout the area, the storm also brought some much-welcomed rain and a solid dusting of snow to higher elevations of the county.