DarkEmeralds (emeraldsedai) wrote,

"Starts with 'A'? Ends with 'Pocalypse'?"

We had a little 2.9 earthquake on Friday night, epicentered--get this--15 kilometers below the intersection of West Burnside and NW 31st. I mean, specific, or what? And urban. And, you know, right on that massive faultline that creates Portland's West Hills and that is tentatively scheduled for The Big One in my lifetime.

On top of that, we continue to have massive amounts of rain. Build-your-ark-and-start-collecting-animals quantities of rain.

And last night there was a windstorm--including still more rain--that knocked over trees whose roots were sitting kind of loosely in the saturated soil. There were minor earthslides in those same West Hills, and power lines down, and the long and short of it is that here in The World's Tallest Basement, we're on emergency power while PGE fixes things.

So I've got a computer, and a phone, and a desk lamp, but the overhead lights and the heat are off.

And it rains, and rains, and rains, and it just feels like the end of the world.

Strangely enough, I'm in a great mood. Why is that?
Tags: earthquake, end of the world, portland is pretty awesome, weather
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