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Lacey declares emergency after powerful storms cause damage, flooding
LACEY, Wash. – It wasn’t a tornado that swept through Lacey and Thurston County on Thursday. The National Weather Service said the damage was likely caused by a microburst or straight line winds. On Friday afternoon, the city of Lacey announced an emergency declaration, citing extensive power outages, damaged homes and flooding. The declaration allows the city to make emergency purchases and emergency public works actions. The emergency declaration is in force for 30 days.