I was almost late for work today because the road to the highway in Port Orchard was flooded over. What is this, some fucking loser country? Of course, that's small potatoes (Port Orchard, WA being a teeming metropolis of 8,250 souls) compared to the I-5 interstate being flooded between Portland and Seattle for 20 miles. From Seattle P-I:
Lt. Gov. Brad Owen declared a state of emergency Thursday as many Western Washington rivers spewed over their banks at record levels, flooding homes and causing a traffic nightmare on major freeways.
Washington State Department of Transportation Secretary Paula Hammond said floodwaters over I-5 near are expected to crest at about 10 p.m. Thursday night and it would likely be three more days until Southwest Washington's sole north/south freeway is reopened.
I-90 from the east is also closed too due to flooding, thereby preventing interstate commerce (unless you count Canada to the north). I expect normally modest Puget Sounders to become full-fledged cannibals by the end of the week now that Tofu shipments are halted. But, at least we're not "going over the cliff" like those damn Californians.