Powerless, day 2

After finding a place to post last night, we toured part of WS. Noticed that Alki was OK until you got to Cactus — they were out, as was Alki Point, and then Beach Drive almost all the way to the Menashe Christmas light display (which wasn’t on, though) — a little further past that, Beach Drive was completely blocked by a downed tree, so we had to turn around, and head back to our neighborhood in the dark zone. (Spookiest sight in the dark … the entire Morgan Junction business district … Thriftway looked like it might have had some generator power; otherwise, Starbucks, Tully’s, Subway, Domino’s, McDonald’s, Teriyaki & Wok, Corner Inn, etc., all dark. Also looked like Beveridge Place Pub was trying to make a go of it in candlelight.)

This morning, we headed down 35th, and saw a few houses now propping up trees (or vice versa). We haven’t looked at the Thistle/Northrop sinkhole yet but the P-I has a complete story today and a picture. (If you live in upper Fauntleroy or even Westwood and have walked down to Lincoln Park, look closely at the photo — looks like the sinkhole is at “the top of the stairs” that go all the way down the hillside.)

The City Light info page says right now that more than 100,000 people in their service area who lost power now have it back. Just not tens of thousands of West Seattleites. Here’s more from the Times on the power-restoration efforts.

3 Replies to "Powerless, day 2"

  • Forest December 16, 2006 (11:21 am)

    My mom’s house in Gatewood, about a quarter mile north of Lincoln Park, regained power about 10:15 Friday night and lost it AGAIN about 9:00 this morning (Saturday).

  • Mona December 16, 2006 (12:19 pm)

    The only place we found open last night was White Center Pizza and Spaghetti on 16th. The food was decent and warm though they didn’t serve any coffee because of the generator.

  • K December 16, 2006 (2:21 pm)

    All of this brings up the thought of what would happen if we had a HUGE disaster? Earthquake? Makes me nervous to think of how long it would be before people received help.

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