This clip from the Seattle PI pretty much sums it up:
Saturday, January 6, 2007 · Last updated 5:15 p.m. PT
New windstorm causes power outages in north Puget Sound
EVERETT, Wash. -- High winds led to widespread power outages in the north Puget Sound region, just weeks after a windstorm left much of Western Washington in the dark.
Puget Sound Energy, the state's largest electric utility, had about 6,700 customers without service, spokesman Dave Reid said Saturday. At the storm's peak, there were 34,000 people in the dark.
Most of the remaining outages were on Whidbey Island, due to a downed transmission line...
I've added shopping for a generator and an inverter battery thing to my New Year's resolutions.