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Rangers Assist In Aftermath Of Extreme Wind Event

Lava Beds National Monument

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On the evening of the June 28th, four rangers responded to a request for emergency assistance from the nearby Tulelake Police Department. The town was hit by an extreme localized wind event that caused severe damage to buildings and town infrastructure. The strong winds caused trees to fall onto houses and power lines throughout the town. Due to the magnitude of the damage, emergency responders in the town were temporarily overwhelmed. In addition to rangers, law enforcement units responded from the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office, the California Highway Patrol, and the Merrill (Oregon) Police Department.  Fire and EMS personnel from the Tulelake Fire Department, Basin Ambulance, Mount Shasta Fire Department and Modoc National Forest also responded. Tulelake is a farming community with a population of about 1,000 located 15 miles north of the monument near the Oregon border. There were no injuries related to the incident.



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