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Staff Reporter 

This time, storm misses Cheney area


For a second time in less than two weeks Mother Nature showed her wrath marching a damaging thunderstorm through Spokane County.

The difference between the July 23 storm and the one Saturday afternoon, Aug. 2 was the latter largely missed Cheney, a variety of first responders said.

“The storm that came though Saturday evening we barely had any problems at all,” Joe Noland, Cheney Light Department director said. “Just lights flickering.”

The storm went far enough west and north of Cheney, he said.

But Noland still lost power. “It got me, I was out of power for 19 hours; I live wes...

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