Wow, we had that 600+ mile storm blow thru' here last night - it started in Chicago and moved at like 70 MPH eastward. Oodles of lightning, heavy rain, hail, incredible winds. Trees down in neighbor's yards, streets have clearly had tree problems but locally all seem open. Most here have power.
Not so in the DC area we moved out of. Some 2 million people (well over a million electric 'accounts') are without power. BGE isn't even pretending to be working on restoring power to homes, they are working on getting power restored to hospitals and water pumping stations. Mandatory water restrictions are in place because of water pumping problems.
Meanwhile, no power and the heat's still supposed to be near 100 degrees and the humidity is even higher today than yesterday. It's a mess.
If I was still there, I'd be at the ice cream distributor in Hyattsville buying dry ice - BGE USED to give it out during outages but doesn't any more. Mind you, I'd be in line there with a jar of quarters, because this caught me with almost no cash in the house - even the 'emergency cash' was down to $20. The Spawn has some, I had some, but the dry ice (plus a bag of cubed regular ice) would take all we had between us.
The storm also had a big impact on the Farmers Market this morning. Many vendors missing, maybe due to storm problems at their places or closed back roads between them and the market. We DID get green beans, zucchini, and some grass-fed beef from a vendor Suz and I had discussed trying for a big purchase. And if things go well I might try to organize a big purchase from 'em even if Ms Suz doesn't join in.