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leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 07:42 AM
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Northwest got hit with another really bad storm.
Poor Seattle and Portland. They have really had it this year. I think they had beaten the 1935 record for rainfall after the bad storm last month. And they have been hit again. Terrible winds and rain.

I wish there was some way to tell if this is really global warming or just a fluke thing. Guess we will just have to wait to see.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 09:51 AM
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1. Tell them to send some of that rain down to Texas
Our lakes could sure use it.
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leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:09 AM
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2. I don't think it was the rain so much as the high wind.
And you in Texas probably have enough high wind of your own.
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chknltl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:37 AM
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3. November '06 rain IS the new record for Seattle and
The winds last night may have set some records of their own. Trees in the area were at a disadvantage because of the still soggy soil so there were a lot of them blown down. This caused massive power outages, upward of 1.5 million residences lost power. Quite a few DUers endured that storm and I am sure each has a tale to tell. Many are yet without power though. Here is a link to King-5 News in Seattle story on the storm:
http://www.king5.com/topstories/stories/NW_121506WABfri...

I am one of those who endured that storm, I was online right here in the lounge as it played out. I admit that I was a very worried chknltl last night...I have been through quite a few storms here and an even bigger one over in Germany back in '72 but that one was the first one ever to scare me.
c

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Omphaloskepsis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 07:43 AM
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4. Some of the trees on our lawn looked like rubber-bands..
My room was shaking for awhile. I live in a really shitty old house. My sister in Eugene said things got bad, but, only a few thousand lost power there.
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leftyladyfrommo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 08:50 AM
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5. The news says 1.5 million out of power - is that right?
I have a cousin in Seattle and an aunt in Olympia. I'm worried about them.
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