That's what hurricane Irene was, a big pain in the butt. No power, no cable, no cell reception, hot, wet. Whine.
No major catastrophes, just a big mess. Fortunately we didn't have any of the flooding that has been catastrophic in other locations.
Finally tonight the cable and power are back. The roar of generators in the hood is gone. Looking forward to a good and air conditioned sleep tonight :->