Friday, December 15, 2006

Storm in the Northwest

UPI via

A storm that pushed its way inland from the Oregon coast has left more than 375,000 homes without electricity.

The storm, driven by hurricane-force winds, knocked over trees and utility poles and caused lowland areas to flood, the Portland Oregonian reported.

About 245,000 of the homes without power were Portland General Electric customers, accounting for about 30 percent of the company's coverage area.

Seattle Times:
One million people are without power in the greater Seattle area...

Many people living in outlying areas could be without power for five days or more.