Having lived in both Oregon and Washington State for a number of years, I have an appreciation for how unusual this winter storm is for that part of the country and how poorly prepared the area is to deal with something like that. It sounds like prolonged power outages plus cold temperatures could be a real problem, especially in the coastal communities. Time to break out the long underwear and fire up those wood stoves.
This time of year, I can't help but wonder what residents of the Pacific Northwest might have done to offend Jee-zuhs. I haven't heard any pronouncements from Jerry or Pat yet, so maybe things will be okay. After going through Katrina, I have extra sympathy for victims of a wrathful Jee-zuhs. Take care all. My thoughts are with you.
Tags: Oregon, Washington, storm, weather