Just back after three and a half days without power due the storm in the Northwest. Our place was among the last 5,000 or so that Tacoma Power reconnected, because we’d had three or four trees down within a few hundred feet of the house, all conveniently across power lines and not homes. Here are the two photos I took before the camera went dead (note to self: Keep the camera battery charged.)
The power workers did a great job getting three quarters of a million homes back online (about 240,000 are still in the dark), and continue to do work at an unbelievable pace given the cold. Did I mention that after the power failed, temperatures dropped into the 20s? Needless to say, we moved to a hotel and contributed to the Red Cross, which has opened shelters across the region.
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