A violent storm last evening. Hard rain, seemingly unending lightning flashes!! Two strikes in our immediate area but (so far, 9:00 AM) no reported damage. Counting our blessings!! ~~ I went to bed early but was awaken by (restored power) the 10:00 PM TV news. ~~ This morning, I picked up a lot of fallen tree limbs. Approximately three-quarters inch of rain during the two-hour storm.