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Seattle and Portland, So Close Yet Soooo Far Away

As you’ve probably read in the news, the Seattle area, the Northwest in general, has been inundated with torrential rain that after the snow, has left us with a whole lot of extra water hanging around. That coupled with new rain, has created severe flooding. I have to say that I felt like I was in a hurricane (which is silly I know) because it was coming down so hard and with the wind gusts, it was brutal. At times I felt like I was in a drive-thru car wash, you know when the water is hitting your window in waves? 

Anyway, there has been a lot of cleanup going on but there still isn’t a way to get from Seattle to Portland – crazy! Here’s some of the CNN article:

Rain-swollen rivers have inundated highways and farms, towns and parks in western Washington, shutting down traffic on a 20-mile stretch of heavily traveled Interstate 5 between Seattle and Oregon and threatening the federal roadway north of Seattle.

“If you’re trying to do commerce between Portland [Oregon] and Seattle, there is no way right now,” said Bob Calkins, a spokesman for the Washington State Emergency Operations Center in Camp Murray near Tacoma.

Check out this link for a slideshow, it’s no joke yo!

January 9, 2009 - Posted by | Did you know? | , , , , , , , ,

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