We had 70 mph winds here last night. Power went out at 9 pm and hasn't returned. There are trees down along our road, one pulling the utility lines to the ground. We might get power back today, but it might not be until tomorrow.
It was bizarre standing outside last night. Heavy winds interspersed with those wild gusts... crashes and bangs in the distance as live wood split... dirt and dust swirling in the air like a mist... and finally the full moon rising over the hillside like a silver spotlight.
Those people who stay behind with a real hurricane coming? Frakking crazy.