I've seen some rough storms come through St. Elmo, but I've never seen so many large trees come down in such a short period of time. When I left for work at 8:30, everything looked normal. When I came home to check on things at 11:00, there were probably a dozen trees down that I could see - in the road or on houses. They weren't broken so much as pushed over, roots and all.
I was at Lupi's with my family that night. I was outside with my 3-month old when several police cars showed up. One of the cops ran up to me and asked me if I had heard shots fired. Obviously I hadn't. I assumed (/hoped) that it was a prank and I feel really relieved that it was. We probably would have gone for a walk after Lupi's, but with all the comotion and the possibility of gunfire, we decided to just go home instead.