from early thrusday morning to sat night I had no power. even now as of sunday night there are still about 100,000 without power. basically after having snow on ties and wed , an ice storm - freezing rain hit the area. Branches on trees were icicles and trees and branches were falling along with power lines. some have been w/o power since tuesday.
at one point they said 300,000 had no power. area was declared state of emergency. power crews were brought in from other parts of washingotn and nearby states but didn't arrive until fri afternoon and say all won't be restored until tuesday.
thurs morn jerry took photos ,tonight he finally uploaded them- he ONLY took literally a handful of photos , mostly distant shots. - nothing of trees fallen in yard. unbelievable!
on thurs never left the house all day as road conditions were just awful. found an ancient walkman that had a radio so we are getting weather and updates. afternoon wasn't too bad as some heat remained plus i have a gas fireplace in my family room.
news radio was doing what they called neighbor ot neighbor wher e people called up and told briefly what they were going thru. while helpful radio also says dumb things - like mention places to go if have no heat( churches, community centers, etc) but not all. then says for full list go to website. if we could get on web than we have power. also they seem to forget that if you don't live on main road you are not going to be out driving as side streets don't get plowed here. i have never listed to talk radio as much as i did these past days
on fri and sat once roads were better went to library to charge up laptops and it was packed.
i don't even want to think how much worse this would have been if weather did not warm up and rain on fri.
with each day was very concerned about food in fridge and freezer but after power was back on checked everything and it seems like all is good.
these are best of my pics and not very good