With things back to normal here at the Blue Tower, apparently we should consider
ourselves lucky. According to the power company there are still customers in the
dark, and the outage will extend into next week for some of them. It seems the
tornado did more than knock down some trees into the overhead wires. Apparently
a large number of poles themselves were broken or torn up, and replacing poles
is a far more complicated task than repairing damaged wires. So it sucked being
without power, but at this point we are also counting our blessings.
Thanks Ant and Neutronbeam.