I guess it doesn't happen that often that the Emerald City itself faces a direct hit from a hurricane. It's hard for me to get too excited about it--we're on relatively high ground, in a solid building, we have a couple pounds of nuts and a dozen bottles of beer, I have a box full of transcripts to read if the power goes out (or even if it doesn't), and, you know, wind and rain happens.
Still, it's a little bizarre to see the city go into disaster-preparation mode. My firm actually told people not to come in this weekend. (I'm pretty sure it's dipping down to freezing temperatures in hell.) The National Guard is apparently on its way, and FEMA (possibly a disaster in and of itself, but I'm hopeful I can avoid its "help"). The grocery stores were shutting down this morning but not without extremely long lines and, by TFL's reports, stripped shelves. There are very few cars on the road, now.
The sky has been grey and moody all day. You can sense there's something nasty out there, lurking. I think I'm going to go out for a walk.