Oh. My. God. Ya'll.
It is bad, so bad, here in Paducah. I am, at this moment, reveling in the light and warmth of a downtown office where they have power and EVERYTHING. This is in stark contrast to my house where there has been no electric power since 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. I finally managed to leave my house this morning for the first time since the disastrous weather struck. My cell phone is mostly useless since AT&T was apparently obliterated, so if you've been trying to call, know I'm largely unreachable--but still alive.
Crews from Alabama and Georgia are here assisting our overwhelmed power companies; I saw many unfamiliar power trucks out and about on the drive downtown and they were a welcome site indeed.
I will post photos of the devastation when I have more time.