Welcome to the Tri-Cities, if you are new to these parts, welcome aboard! If you are a long-time resident of the Columbia Basin, I think this list will help you too and give you a little bit of a chuckle.

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Here's What You Need To Know If You Are New To Tri-Cities Washington

Tri-Cities seem like any other small but growing area but we've got a few rules that are unwritten that if you're new to town, you're going to learn quickly.

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I remember my first discovery of an unwritten rule in the Tri-Cities and that's when I encountered the wind that regularly wreaks havoc on our way of life.

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You see, I was doing a radio station remote when I first moved and I set up our broadcast tent. I wasn't paying attention and the next thing I know a big gust of wind comes wooshing through, uprooting the tent and all!

Needless to say, the tent hit several cars at the dealership that I was doing the broadcast at and ended up costing the station over $5000 to get the cars repainted.

Wind Is One Of The Big Factors Of Living In the Tri-Cities

I learned really quickly that in the Tri-Cities on a windy day, you tie everything down. It's an unwritten rule that wind and dust are getting everywhere on a blustery day in the Columbia Basin.

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I've compiled 10 other unwritten rules that the "noobs' need to know about the Tri-Cities and a refresher course for the long-time residents. I think we are all going to be able to relate to the list.

10 Unwritten Rules All Tri-Cities Residents Should Know

Living in the Tri-Cities is an adventure but if you live in the Columbia Basin, you'll need to know these 10 unwritten rules.

There's our list of the 10 unwritten rules of living in the Tri-Cities, did we miss something on our list? Feel free to App Chat on our mobile app and if you are new to the Tri-Cities, welcome!

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