(INDEX, WA) -- There are places around Index in the upper Sky Valley that took a pretty big hit from Monday night’s windstorm.
Mt. Index Riversites resident and writer/photographer Thom Boullioun is still without power as of Thursday Nov. 18.
Take a look at the photo he snapped (right) of the downed branches on one road. >>>>>
“As for the power outage it will be some time before I will get my electricity back. There is an incredible amount of damage to the electrical & telephone lines in my community (Mt Index Riversites) that will take a while to repair. Nearly 60 trees will have to be removed before they can repair the power and telephone lines,” writes Boullioun in an email to the Chronicle.
He suspects it may be five or six days yet before he has power restored and although he has a wood stove and oil lamps, he misses the electricity.
“This is the worst that I have seen for our community and I have lived here since 92.' Electricity does make life a lot easier. We have no power at the South Fork…weather reports that Thursday the temp drops to 25 and will be down to 19 on Saturday….this could be a long one. Worst one that I have seen in the 19 years I've been here,” added Thom.
As the winter moves through our area – and this one could be a doozy as Thom notes - if you have photos of weather related incidents or info on power outages, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or leave voicemail at 425-791-1471.