So, that was one hell of a storm that ripped through town last night. Tons of trees down, underpasses flooded, thousands of people without power. According to the local paper, at 4:15 pm today, there were still 8800 customers without power. And most of the power outages were due to trees falling on the lines, so the power company couldn't even work on restoring power until the tree crews got the trees removed. There was a travel ban in town overnight, and the mayor has declared the city to be in a state of emergency. My office was running on backup generators all day today cause the power was still out. The wife works at a building less than a block away, and she got the day off cause their generators aren't designed to power a fully staffed building. Add in temps pushing 100, and it was a hell of a day.
The paper has an article and some pictures from around town right here
Luckily, we didn't really have any damage at our house. A branch or two is down in the back yard, but that's about it. We never lost power or anything.
This point has been edited by Vader: 20 July 2011 - 05:11 PM