Yes, and yes. I might go check when the rain lets up.
I did go out Wed night about midnight to unhook the charger, my batteries were depleted a bit and the rig wouldn’t start. Anyway, a line of bad storms was coming in, so I wanted to get down there and unhook it, and shut the barn door. The lightning was dancing and the thunder was rolling.
I got distracted a bit, but got it unhooked, but right after that, I noticed the pole lights went out, and other than the lightning, it was super dark. Then, I heard the wind and rain hitting the trees on the hill behind us, and it unloaded on us. I thought of staying in the barn, but decided that prob wasn’t the safest idea, so I ran up the hill and got soaked.
My wife, who had already been asleep, was up and had the battery powered lights on. I fired up the oil lamp and we listened to the storm roll over us. Nothing too bad, just heavy rain, and intense lightning. I had to take a shower via spotlight, it was hot in the house, so we didn’t get a lot of sleep. We didn’t get the power back on until 7pm the next day, about 19 hours with no power. Thankfully it wasn’t warm, so our freezer food didn’t thaw.
Then we had a 25 degree freeze Friday night, and a 73 degree day yesterday, and heavy rain tonight. Crazy weather. Folks down south look like they’ve had and are having some really bad weather today. There was an F4 or F5 tornado roll through south MS earlier today, and there’s warnings in AL and GA now.