Thursday, December 06, 2007

Extreme Weather Lashes US Northwest - Hurricane Force Winds etc. (PICTURES)

NVDL: These incredible pictures are disturbing metaphors for the future. Flooded roads, humanity adrift, the world submerged by the cleansing, flooding waters. This is one of the themes in a new novel I started yesterday titled FIRE AND ICE. Will post the first chapter here tomorrow.

Storms hit the Pacific Northwest killing five
By Catherine Elsworth in Los Angeles

Severe storms lashed the Pacific Northwest with hurricane-force winds and torrential rain, causing extensive flooding, power cuts, mass evacuations and killing at least five people.

The extreme weather system slammed into Oregon and Washington with 120 mph winds, dumping 13 inches of rain in 30 hours.

Trees were flattened and roads submerged, including a 20-mile stretch of the critical Interstate 5 highway linking Portland and Seattle, which was awash with more than 10 feet of muddy floodwater.

Hundreds of homes were submerged including one flooded Oregon town that was cut off by landslides.

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