I have never expereienced anything like the storm we had on Tuesday. There were Category 3 hurricane level sustained winds. Our neighbors 6"foot wood fence was destroyed. (I think our fence survived only because there are gaps between the slats that allowed the wind to get through.) When I was driving the car home from work, I had to fight the steering wheel to keep it on the road. We were without power, water, or heat for almost 24 hours. It has already been dubbed "The Storm of the Century."