The windstorm that came through Washington did little damage to downtown where I live. Sunday afternoon people were still without power. Hearing their stories about how they fought the cold that followed the storm was when I really started to understand what a major event this was.
One of the topics on the street was the woman who drowned in her basement in Seattle. As sad as this is, it answers the question "Why did she go into the basement?"
Audiobook reader who drowned in basement was trying to save equipment