Re: Broadcasters Cope With Columbus Day Storm

Bill Cooper

I remember former KEX news director Jim Howe telling me that he was up in the station helicopter early on in the storm. He says they tried to land but the wind was blowing so hard they couldn’t slow down the rotor on the chopper. They ended up landing on the PSU campus using a building as a wind block.

I was in second grade living at NE 19th and Fremont. I remember driving up Fremont to my grandmother’s house on 50th to make sure she was ok. Coming home there were telephone poles that had snapped off at the base and were swinging by the wires. It was like running a gauntlet going home!!!