WENATCHEE — An intense but fast-moving storm hit the region with gusty winds and dumped heavy rain this afternoon.
The storm knocked down trees in the Omak and Okanogan areas, ignited wildfires in northern Okanogan County, and briefly closed Highway 97 due to downed power lines.
Wind also tore part of a roof off a small building at the Omak High School, said Tim Engh, Omak School Maintenance Supervisor. "It looked like a twister,” Engh said.
No significant damage or…