For those not regional, we had powerful storms here Friday night which knocked power for over a million people in the mid-Atlantic region. This was followed by hot, humid weather. We lost power when the storm hit, but were fortunate that our power came back on are 2 p.m. Saturday. (As is often the case, our block came on and the rest of the neighborhood did not. We appear to be on the same circuit as a traffic light on a major artery/emergency route that gets prioritized (I think a senior center/rehab clinic is on the same circuit). So I have power but Seth and Karen, three blocks away, do not. Nor does my brother and his family, also only a few blocks away.)
Our damage was limited to some trees which, happily, fell into each other and away from the house. We also sustained what appears to be relatively minor damage to the siding, the pulley system for our built in succah was completely blown off. We have contacted insurance and they will send an assessor, but they were honest that because our house is livable it will likely be some time until someone can get out to us. They also said that because the trees did not hit the house, we will need to pay for the clean up on our own. All things considered, we got off very lightly and are most grateful.
It is a good thing we did not try to go to Novice Tourney. We would have been stuck all shabbos with no event (and probably no tent or even running water). Sorry we missed Concertino.