Well I've just got my electricity back on 10 minutes ago after being off since 1am. You don't realise just how much of a drag a day can be until you don't have any electricity.
I do have a small generator, so was able to boil the kettle and heat stuff up in the microwave. The electricity from the genny is not clean enough to try to run computers or TVs, so I've been watching movies on my tablet and listening to the radio all day. Glad I don't have to do that every day.
Not sure how strong the winds were at my place last night, probably gusting over 80 mph.
In any case, it was strong enough to blow some tiles off my roof, strip the felt of one of my sheds and knock over a couple of trees in the garden.
Contacted the insurers, but still waiting for their contractor to contact me so the roof can be inspected. Tried to get a local roofer, but none of them were answering their phones today. Probably up to their eyes in roof damage.
The only road out of my place was blocked by dozens of blown over trees early this morning, but they were cleared fairly quickly so I could get out for a paper and some shopping.
Everywhere I went there were lots of trees down.
A really wild night.