wind·storm | \ˈwin(d)-ˌstȯrm \

Definition of windstorm 

: a storm marked by high wind with little or no precipitation

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All insurers offer hurricane deductibles on the windstorm portions of their policies of $500, or a percentage of the policy’s structure limit. Ron Hurtibise,, "Do you have enough homeowner insurance? Here's how to find out," 13 July 2018 Last October, a windstorm twisted off a very large live limb, which fell into the property directly behind the tree owner’s property, just missing the house, but smashing the fence between the houses. Benny L. Kass,, "A neighbor's damaged tree hangs over nearby properties. What can those homeowners do?," 16 Jan. 2018 According to Jeff Eideller, Homedale's chief of police, the police were called at about 10:30 p.m. on Wednesday night after Rubio and seven others were caught in a windstorm while in a boat on the Snake River in Homedale. Brandon Rasmussen, idahostatesman, "Body of missing Idaho teen found in Snake River," 25 June 2018 The storm In July 2017, a windstorm caused the library's roof to shake and release dust. Lauren Castle, azcentral, "Sneak peek: Renovated Burton Barr library set to reopen after flood damage," 13 June 2018 As the North Bay rebuilds from October’s deadly wildfires, many residents would like to see more power lines buried underground, where raging windstorms can’t touch them. David R. Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, "Wine Country fires: PG&E often diverts money for undergrounding power lines," 12 Mar. 2018 Supplemental windstorm policies are needed for storm damage to roofs and belongings inside a house or apartment. Dylan Jackson, miamiherald, "Now is the time to evaluate your hurricane insurance. It isn't as simple as you think.," 18 June 2018 The particles could have spread off the site via workers’ vehicles, or their clothes, as well as through windstorms or wildfires that have burned at Hanford, according to Carpenter. Hal Bernton, The Seattle Times, "Study: Traces of radioactive contamination found in homes of six Hanford workers," 14 June 2018 Cal Fire investigators determined that 12 other blazes were sparked by Pacific Gas & Electric Co.’s power lines or electrical equipment, a finding that many had anticipated due to early reports of problems with the lines amid a fierce windstorm. Evan Sernoffsky,, "Tubbs Fire: Cause not yet released for Wine Country’s biggest blaze," 8 June 2018

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of windstorm

: a storm that has very strong winds and usually very little rain or snow


wind·storm | \ˈwind-ˌstȯrm \

Kids Definition of windstorm

: a storm with strong wind and little or no rain

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