We had some very strong winds come through our area Wednesday. There were a lot of fallen branches and some trees too. The storm took out the power for the little neighborhood I live in. Normally, power gets restored pretty quickly, but since it affected so many people, the electric company has had trouble taking care of everything. Their automated recording said they even had to call on repair trucks from out of state.
The power was finally restored this morning just as I was leaving for work. Altogether the house was dark for about 40 hours. It's no wonder that people went to bed so early before electicity was available-- there just isn't much to do besides stare at candles. I went to bed last night at 10 PM. That probably hasn't happened since junior high school!