Stormy in Seattle

There was a huge windstorm here in Seattle last night. It began with heavy rains early in the evening, and then the wind really started to pick up after midnight. We lost power soon after, and it still wasn’t on when we left for work this morning. Apparently much of Bellevue still lacks power; we’ll see if the lights are on when we get home. Other than a bit of water coming in the back door from a flooded gutter we came off unscathed. This slideshow shows the damage around the region. Four deaths have also been reported, including a woman drowned in her basement about a mile from where we live, after a holding pond flooded an apartment complex.

I’ve lived in Seattle for almost 7 years now, and this has easily been the worst month of weather … and it’s not even winter yet!