Well, the storm of the century has passed and thankfully there were no fatalities with trees being toppled. The news media said that the winds exceeded 157km/hr and the last record was at 143km/hr back in 1962 when a freak typhoon hit the West Coast of BC. Our neighbours and friends south of the border didn't fared as well with a few fatalities reported in Washington State. Best wishes to my friends and their families in the states of Washington and Oregon.
We were lucky that we didn't suffered any power outages (either at home or at work) but there are thousands of folks (estimated 250,000) who are without power and will be so for the next few days as the Hydro crews worked to restore downed power lines, blown transformers, etc. City crews are working feverishly to remove downed trees. Vancouver's famed Stanley Park is closed dued to the number of downed trees some of which were hundreds of years old.