‘Damaging winds, heavy rains’ threatens Pacific Northwest

The Pacific Northwest is bracing for a second storm aiming to pummel the coast Saturday with intense wind and rain.

The fierce storm spawned by Typhoon Songda is expected to drench the West Coast from Washington down to northern California, potentially downing trees and wires, and causing power outages and floods.

It is the second of a double-punch of typhoon-related wild weather, with a storm Friday whipping up damaging tornadoes.

Seattle began hunkering down for the double barrel of storms by shutting its parks, preparing emergency resources and opening more slots at its homeless shelters.

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