Barbara Nelson, spokeswoman for Pierce County Department of Emergency Management, says between 200,000 and 220,000 Pierce County residents have no electricity.
She says county officials at this time have no idea how extensive the damage is. Before dawn, it was too dangerous for most crews to work.
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