The thunderstorm that hit our area the afternoon of July 26, and ended the heat wave, was certainly a localized "weather event." At my house we had some strong wind and rain, but near Embreeville the storm was ferocious: it knocked down big branches, crushed fences, and closed roads. Some PECO customers lost power for two days.
On Friday afternoon I ran into a Kennett friend while I was getting a berry yogurt smoothie at the Produce Place, and she said that half of their power had been restored -- which she thought was a very odd thing indeed. At least, she corrected herself, only half of the power was back earlier that morning, when she very sensibly cleared out and escaped to the Kennett Y.