Lots of rain (5+ inches) here in Houston today. We lost power here at the house around 1pm. It was still out when I got home at 5:15, so I sat and read The Little Schemer by candlelight.
As it turns out, when a transformer down the street blew, it took out a transformer in our next-door-neighbor’s back yard, and then blew a line fuse. So, we got to watch linemen from Centerpoint Energy spend two hours replacing the transformer on the pole, and then flipping the line fuse (really just a big circuit breaker) back on with a really long pole. When everything came back on I went over to the fence and told them all thank you for working hard in the rain.