This neighborhood is one of the few left in Houston with power. I am astounded that it's still on. My DSL connection is spotty.
Outside, the noise is amazing. I see trees knocked down, neighbor's fences knocked over, a few broken windows, leaves are stripped off the trees. I think the maple tree I mentioned yesterday will be OK. Most of the leaves are gone now.
The rain was tremendous overnight and it's still coming. The bayou in back of my house is still within its banks, but I am not sure for how much longer. Once it gets out of its banks it is still one or two feet up to reach the level of my property, so I am not too worried about that.
Between gusts I opened the garage door briefly and poked my head outside. My house is covered with shredded leaves. It is COATED. BTW, Sparky is intact.