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Wind storm was a record breaker

A tree fell on the house of David Smith and Renea CooperSmith in Cave Junction Tuesday, Dec. 27 at 4:04 a.m. during a record breaking wind storm. (Photo courtesy of Renea CooperSmith for the Illinois Valley News)

It was the night after Christmas when the wind started blowing. Renea CooperSmith and her husband David Smith were in bed, but sleep didn’t come.“We’re native Oregonians, so the weather . . .