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5 things to know this Monday

Fall storm; Tree falls onto car killing at least 2; King County vaccine requirement; Cargo ship fire; Everett bar owner arrested.

Fall storm causes widespread power outages in western Washington

A large, powerful low-pressure system brought in rain and strong wind to western Washington Sunday.

Hundreds of thousands of customers were without power by the afternoon, including more than 40,000 Seattle City Light customers and 70,000 Puget Sound Energy customers. Thousands were still without power early Monday morning.

Several schools in western Washington are closed due to power outages or on a late start Monday.

A High Wind Warning is in effect until midnight Tuesday for portions of western Washington, including San Juan County, western Whatcom County, western Skagit County, and the Admiralty Inlet Area. The National Weather Service warned of sustained winds of 30-40 mph with gusts up to 55 mph. Read more

At least 2 dead after tree falls on vehicle in Preston

At least two people are dead after a tree fell on a vehicle Sunday afternoon in Preston.

Eastside Fire & Rescue initially responded to the scene on Preston-Fall City Road. The scene was turned over to the King County Sheriff's Office.  Read more

King County vaccine requirement begins

Anyone 12 years or older looking to dine indoors and attend indoor events or larger outdoor events in King County will have to verify that they are vaccinated against COVID-19 starting Monday.

The health order requires establishments to check every patron for proof of COVID-19 vaccination, a negative PCR COVID-19 test taken in the last 72 hours or a negative rapid test result from a testing provider on-site of an event or venue just before entry.

All indoor recreational events, movie theaters, performing arts, gyms and conventions will be required to verify proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. The same goes for outdoor events with 500 people or more and businesses primarily used for indoor dining. Read more

Fire breaks out on ship that lost 40 containers in Strait of Juan de Fuca

A fire broke out over the weekend in 10 containers aboard cargo ship ZIM Kingston near Victoria, British Columbia, a day after high winds caused the inbound vessel to lose 40 other containers in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.

According to the Canadian Coast Guard, 16 people were evacuated from the container ship after the fire started in ten containers on board.

At least two of the containers that caught fire contain hazardous materials identified as potassium amylxanthate, according to officials. 

The fire was contained by Sunday evening. Read more

Everett bar owner arrested for alleged string of sexual assaults

An Everett tavern owner was arrested for an alleged string of sexual assaults at his business over the last several years, according to the Everett Police Department.

During interviews with special detectives, male and female victims told detectives they only had a few drinks at the tavern on the 1000 block of Hewitt Ave. but had no recollection of what happened after. Upon waking up, victims believed they were sexually assaulted, according to police. Read more

Also see: Seattle local forecast

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