At 6:20, just as we were coming inside, the electricity went out. The rain continued and the temperature continued to drop. Ice started covering everything.
We were actually the lucky ones because we had a gas stove in the basement, so we were able to stay in the house and keep the pups and birds warm. Most of our neighbors left to stay with family or friends.
24 hours a day it sounded like a war zone as the trees cracked and came crashing to the ground. The big dogs were only allowed out for seconds at a time and the pups couldn't go out at all because of the possible danger of trees falling on them.
This is our neighborhood.
Then just when I thought I wouldn't survive another day, the power came back on and the cleanup began.