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Wind gusts cause havoc across region

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A tree falls on the Idaho Falls Fire Department's office on 8th Street.
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David Barrington
Strong winds is tearing and ripping a giant flag at Camping World in Idaho Falls.
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Veronica Thorngren
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (KIFI) - Idaho Falls and Rigby areas seems to have had the strongest winds in the area, even though winds are strong all across the region.

A wind gust of 64 miles per hour was reported at the Idaho Falls airport Thursday afternoon around 2:50 p.m. A stronger gust of 66 mph was reported later at 3:22 p.m.

Interstate 15 between Idaho Falls and Roberts was closed around 1 p.m. because of the low visibility from the blowing dust.

Reports of trees and power lines were reported to fall down from Idaho Falls to Rigby.

Idaho Falls Power crews along with fire and police departments have been busy repairing electrical lines and check on tree damage around Idaho Falls. A pine tree even fell on to the Fire Department's 8th street offices.

A roof at Geary Pacific Supply is blown off.
A closer look at the roof blown off at Geary Pacific Supply.

A roof was also reported to be torn apart at Geary Pacific Supply on Holmes Avenue.

Strong winds is tearing and ripping a giant flag at Camping World in Idaho Falls.

The giant U.S. flag at Camping World in Idaho Falls could be seen as ripping apart. Store managers said the chain to bring the flag down broke and were unable to get the flag down. They said they will have to wait until the wind calms down before can fix it.

A large backhoe fell off of a flat-bed trailer at the onramp to US 20 on Hitt Road.

Idaho State Police say the strong winds may have helped tip a backhoe off of a flat-bed trailer as it turned on to the US 20 northbound onramp at Hitt Road.

A wind advisory is in effect through 10 p.m. tonight across the region.

Dust blowing across Bassett Road in Jefferson County near the Osgood exit.

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A tree falls on 2nd Street in Idaho Falls.

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