Since 4 AM Saturday morning... The post-tropical storm that came up from the Mexican coast headed straight for south Louisiana, went right through where I live. 13,000 without power in my parish (that's county for the rest of y'all). Trees and limbs down the main problem. Funny thing is that the winds may have been 60-70 mph tops, but I think the ground was saturated with water and I also think there may have been some mini-tornados or other concentrated areas of high winds. 2 generators running, one for light duty electronics (TV, satellite, a few lights) and the bigger 8750/7500 continuous watts one has a 240V outlet that I made a power cord for to run the well water pump. It's nice to have running water. 2 weeks after Katrina, where I used to live, I was able to buy a whole house generator from Home Depot. I poured 4 concrete columns to mount it on, hooked up the supplied breaker panel to the most important circuits and plumbed in the gas line to our main gas line. Had power 2 weeks before service was restored. I'm wanting another whole house generator for where we are now, but it will have a transfer switch and run everything. My best guess is power may be restored tonight.