Sounds like Boyd is having some scary weather. I hope the family is ok ( I loved the part about ... "and then I took out the knife").
The summer weather has started out almost like a Florida pattern. Right around 15:00 it starts raining for a hour or so. Difference is some sirius lightning with it. I saw the Coca-Cola temperature reading thang go down to 76* F Sat nite while it was blowing. Couldn't believe the temp had gone down that much so went over and 'tapped' on it. Then it read 72* F!
Besides the power getting knocked out for hours ata time...no damage to life or property....'and loving it'.