Another Day, Another Storm…And Another Series Of Power Outages

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A fierce storm struck the Burien area early Tuesday morning, with sudden, racous thunderstorms, gusts up to 40 – 50mph, and of course, relentless, pounding rain.

This all added up to another night without power for around 300 Burien-area residents, concentrated mostly in the Three Tree Point neighborhood.

Seattle City Light said on its website that at one time, an estimated 8,500 lost power in a swath spanning the Burien/White Center areas all the way up to Northgate.

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One Response to “Another Day, Another Storm…And Another Series Of Power Outages”
  1. Ralplh Nichols says:

    This “briefly experienced” report from last night’s storm:

    Just after midnight I left SeaTac, driving north on International Blvd., in a steady but not driving rain. A large flash of lightening from behind the clouds ranged from east to west across the sky to the north. After getting on 518 westbound, two more flashes of lightening appeared in the northwest. Just across 1st Ave. S. continuing west on SW 148th, the wind intensified and continued with strong gusts – and a downpour, with rain swirling in the wind, came on without warning. Driving visibility was less than 50 yards – good visibility about 20 yards. Approaching the city’s Christmas tree, all the lights behind it went out. The tree remained lighted. Then a lot of lights west of Ambaum, including the signal at 148th, went out. Driving was difficult to hazardous but I was not far from home (where, fortunately, my lights were on). Only once before – a spring downpour in the Blue Mountains in northeast Oregon – have I been in a rainstorm that hard and windy. The one in Oregon forced me to stop until it passed and this one was close. I’m amazed Burien didn’t have more damage.

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