Holy crapola, we had a huge-ass storm down here!! At last estimate there were about 500,000 homes without power, and 70% of the traffic lights here in St Louis were not functioning, either because there was no electric, or they had been blown down. And yes, that is about half a mile from my house. At work we had a tree down in the parking lot. The day after the storm I was driving around to gawk at the damage (yes, I also rubberneck at accidents) and saw this. There's still quite a few people down here without power, but hopefully everything will be back to normal soon.