Well we had a storm come through yesterday afternoon, well before we were supposed to get it. It took out high tension power lines (66,000 volts) and we were without power from just after 4.30pm until about 9pm. Nearly 6,000 homes affected by the outage. Wasn't good as it was still quite hot, no fans or air con working. Rain again early this morning and thankfully it has cooled off. Today hopefully will be quite pleasant even if it is raining or overcast. Plants are really enjoying the moisture, as are my birds.
I don't know what's worse Kate? Being in summer heat and having no air conditioning or fans to blow cool air during the hot day/night? I would probably just light a couple of candles draw a cool bath and lay in the tub all day and read a book by little book lights I have that run on batterys.
I don't know how the birds would handle the heat and the quiet.
But it would be horrible to try and sleep at night with humidity and heat. YUCK.
One time in Nova Scotia I had no power for 4 or 5 days, I had SPX then and he and I lay in bed together.
I put him in a smaller cage and put his cage half in and half out of the bed covers and duvet so he could have my body warmth to keep him warm while the house grew icy cold.
He hated that it was so quiet and we had no radio or music to drown out the howling wind. We got through it but I wouldn't want to do that again, bird seed and water under the covers is not fun.
I'm glad your power is back on and all is okay out your way.