Thursday, December 06, 2007

Pacific Northwest

Please pray for all those affected by the horrible storms in WA and OR. The town of Chehalis has been basically wiped out. I just got these pictures from a friend. Here are a couple that you can really see the extent of the flooding.

These were taken along the I-5 freeway. We would drive by these places on our way to Seattle.

I also talked to my friend, Monica, and she said they had terrible damage on the coast. Trees are down on houses, no power since Sunday, highway access in and out closed. They had 100+ mph winds. A Sitka Spruce tree that was one of the nations largest was snapped 75 ft from the bottom and they say it will now die. I saw on the news a story about farms losing hundreds of cows. So many people all over the PNW are homeless, lost businesses, and some have lost their lives. It makes me realize I have NOTHING to complain about.

3 comments:

CONNIE W said...

This is so terrible. I feel for the people who live there. Do you know any quilters who have suffered these big losses?

Kairle said...

Oh, my goodness! Those pictures are SO dramatic! It really helps us put things into perspective, doesn't it?

Patti said...

Sounds like things are starting to get better. They expected to open two lanes of I-5 in each direction today. Thank God - now supplies can be brought in to all those poor people. Heard from a couple longarm friends in Centralia - they are coping. We know my longarm vendor was evacuated and haven't heard whether or not she was able to return to her house. I think all the roads to the coast are open again too, but who knows when all of highway 101 will open.