It also brought some fairly sharp lightning.
I live and work in a small town, and at my place of business we have a "time and temperature clock" that falls under my purview as the computer guy. When I got to work, only the hour digits were working. This is an old Daktronics unit and it means that one hit of lightning popped one of the boards. Not too big of a deal as I have some spare parts (somewhere - got to find them now!). It also knocked down my WAN to both remote locations - a hassle, but not a real big deal.
That strike also apparently affected two other downtown businesses (across the street!) blasting an air conditioner and much of the network equipment in one of them. Yuck.