‘It looks like a war zone’: Destructive winds wreak havoc in northern Utah

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FARMINGTON — DeAnna Stallings woke up about 3 a.m. Tuesday to what she described as a “whole bunch of crashes and bangs.”

Her neighbor’s trampoline flipped over their fence and a large tree was blown over into the entry of their daughter’s basement apartment.

“I don’t think I’ve experienced anything like it,” she said. “It was a scary night with loud noises and things hitting the house. I kept thinking about people who live where there are tornadoes all the time. I don’t know how they do it. I was really scared and I don’t get nervous about the weather and things like that.”

Stallings lives in Millville, Cache County. But residents from Cache County south to Utah County reported similar experiences Tuesday as hurricane-force winds brought widespread damage.

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