The Oatmeal, the L.A. Times on The Left Coast, and others on The Right can go right ahead and think we're wimps. But the states of Washington and Oregon have both declared States of Emergency, albeit for different reasons. Oregon, because of flooding. In Seattle, because we need milk:
The governor's proclamation included a waiver of a federal 12-hour shift rule for truck drivers, to help the state's milk industry, which risked losing $1 million a day if it couldn't move its product. The state of emergency also allows Gregoire to activate the National Guard, in case it's needed.So, there you go.
In case you're wondering, I understand it's still pretty messy in Seattle and many are without power. We managed to get out of town before all that slush froze over and we're in the rainy state instead.