My area had incredibly high winds that knocked down all kinds of power lines. I kept running outside to see if my trash cans were still where they should be, and on one trip found the cap from the chimney had blown off the roof.
My neighborhood’s power was off for the night, although at around 2am it came on briefly for a half-hour, which was good because it gave time for the furnace to warm the house up some. It had gotten really cold. I charged my phone while my computer backup battery was still operational. Large swaths of the town were out, as I saw when I drove to a store to buy batteries. This storm caught me with dead batteries in both radios, and hardly any candles. I’m glad I have a gas stove so I could make instant coffee in the morning.
This morning I called the power company to re-report the outage, just in case; I reached a live person who sent the report along. 15 minutes later the power came back on. Probably a coincidence, but you never know, and I don’t think in the future I’ll assume my neighbors have reported anything.
I guess a lot of others still have no power.