Another Texan member here! My neighborhood got the worst of the storm last night I think...I was up late working on a paper, and the storm seemed to be mostly dying down. But the lights went out, and when I looked out the window, I'm pretty sure the top of one of the power poles was knocked down, live sparking wires everywhere! Somehow a truck got stuck on top of it too...I'm not so sure that guy was sober...
This was about three in the morning...not having a flashlight and being a rather small girl living on my own, I figured it wasn't very smart for me to go out there, and some of my neighbors did, so I called the outage in, and an ambulance showed up, but I don't think anyone was hurt.
This morning, I wasn't sure I'd be able to get to work with all the power company trucks that were here trying to fix all the damage...Tons of wires down right in front of my complex, and one of the poles about a half-block away was broken near its base, probably from a lightening strike. It took them six or seven hours to fix everything, I think. But there wasn't any damage anywhere else in town.
But in the end, its all fixed, and no one that I know of was hurt, so it all turns out well. Talk about scary weather though!