High Winds and rain cause power outages and injure at least one

KCFM FM 104.1 is broadcasting

KCST FM 106.9 is off the air because of an equipment failure.


A high wind gust of 109 miles an hour was recorded in Yachats early this morning and wind caused power outages were reported throughout Western Lane and Douglas Counties this morning.

At least one serious injury has been reported because of the storm when a tree fell on a car at 35th Street and Rhododendron Drive.  No further information is available at this time.

Several closures are reported throughout the area:

PeaceHealth Medical Clinics

LCC Florence Center

Head Start in Florence

Florence City Hall

FM 106.9 KCST was knocked off the air early this morning but the station is transmitting live on FM 104.1.