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I somehow lucked out this past week. We had the worst storm in decades, breaking wind records, come through the area taking power out to over 1.5 million people. Hundreds of thousands are still without power, including several people I work with and Doug. Temps are in the 30's and I feel bad for those people who have no power, no heat, no hot water, etc. And now people are dying and getting sick from carbon monoxide poisoning cuz they're bringing their bbq's inside the house to cook and keep warm.

The worst part of the storm hit on Thursday night. Power was pretty much out everywhere on Friday morning. Some people managed to make it to work and ended up having to go back home because the doors were locked and there was no power. I feel bad for those people that drove in. It probably took them a while to get there with all the lights out and roads closed all over.

I lost power off and on Thursday night but it was back up when I woke up Friday. I took Friday off so I didn't even have to think about trying to go in to work. I woke up to no cable and no cell phone service though. The cable service came back later that afternoon and cell service came back saturday afternoon.

I'm not looking forward to the commute to work tomorrow morning. I did find out we do have power now at work but there are several roads closed that we normally take to work so we are going to have to take an alternate route which I'm guessing will take at least 2 hours. If I didn't have to drive the vanpool tomorrow I would work from home.

Here's just one of many pics I've seen of the storm damage:


More can be found on King 5's website

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