Seattle, Redmond & all of King County Wind Storm

As you may or may not know, the West coast just got SLAMMED with a wind storm in the past few days. I've just turned on my computer after 33 hours without power. That's peanuts compared to some folks though. I know Issaquah is still without power.

Yesterday my wife and I took a drive through 6 neighbouring towns to see if we could find a cell signal, and here are the photos from our adventure.
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This shot taken on the street next to mine, in Redmond.

This shot taken on 236th Ave, heading from my place down to 202.

Further down 236th Ave.

Almost at 202, still on 236th.

This shot driving up Union Hill Road.

Following a BMW up Union Hill.

Past 208th on Union Hill Road is where it was hit the worst.

At the top of Union Hill, the power cables were spewn everywhere.

So as you can see, I'm surprised it only took 33 hours to get power back here. The wind storm was crazy. I lucky did not sustain any damage to my home or belongings or persons, the closest it came was a house in my neighbourhood had a window knocked out, and part of a fence.

I'm happy that it's over.

Poor Palm

Hopefully you're not bored of the snow pictures, I'm still getting a kick out of them. I remember looking up and seeing this poor palm tree, covered in snow...

Taken in Victoria, BC, Canada.

Green backdrop, white car

Going through my Victoria pictures, I found another interesting one of the beginnings of the snow storm...

Taken Victoria, BC, Canada.

Snow at the Empress

During the dump of snow this past week. The Empress got it's fair share too.

Taken in Victoria, BC, Canada.