You may or may not know that western Washington saw one of the worst recorded storms ever (for the state) Thursday night. Winds up to I think like 50mph or some thing and gusts over 60mph. Not so bad for some of you, I know, but like I said, this is western Washington. We're used to God liking us and not crapping all over our lives. So yeah, Thursday night, BAM no power. For over a million people in the area. I still went to school on Friday (long story short, worst day of my life, oddly enough not due to power outage), since the more densly populated areas were served with power first I assume, and a place like Seattle doesn't have many trees to fall on the power lines, either. But yeah, entire trees down on roads, it's insane. I've never seen anything like this in my life. Intersections without power and no cops to even regulate them. Where are they? Patrolling Best Buy. Ok, the really big intersections get cops, the rest really don't. It's estimated that 100% of the people won't get their power back until maybe 6 more days. I'm lucky enough that I live in a somewhat bigger town, so they got to us first I guess. Just got it back a few hours ago. We spent last night and today at a friend of the family's house, since they have a fireplace. Our house was ****ing COLD. We've been heating for over 2 hours and it's still only 54F. We were lucky that we did know someone with a fire place. Most people probably don't have one. There's still an estimated 500,000 people without power. They brought in workers from other states to help out. It's really insane. It's funny, I couldn't sleep during the storm, and I saw this prolonged flash of light through my blinds. I thought "HOLY CRAP!" but it turned out to just be a car driving by. So if any TBers from Washington haven't posted lately, there's a good chance they are still without power. Technicians (or whatever you call them) have been working round the clock, though to get power back up. It's not like after a blizzard where it's still a pain to get something fixed because the conditions are still bad. Apart from the coldness, it's really calm now. So I think the 6 days is an overestimate.