Well Maryland, at least in my area, was hit by ground lightining and about 20 minutes of rain and 70 mph winds the night of June 29 and we were without power until July 3 at noon. It was during one of the hottest spells in this area this year. It was not good. I stayed in my house with windows open all night, even the front door storm door screen. It was brutal! My house is ALL electric.
My sister and nephew who live 3 miles away didn't get their power back until July 6.
I guess you never know what you have until its gone!! And trust me, I DO know what I have and am very grateful for it.