Sorry to hear of MikeyH's problem.
We were damned lucky just over the "border" in Charente.
Our electrics flickered a few times but stayed on - we've had previous power cuts in far less winds than those of last weekend. Ironically whilst those even slightly South and West of us were without power, after 2 1/2 years of waiting, yesterday we finally had our full 12Kw supply connected by EDF.
One casualty was our Sky dish which got blown out of alignment; dustbins blown all over the place and a few tree branches down in the field - we were so lucky. I really thought the roof was going to get blown off the donkey shelter though.
We have a kind of emergency kit here - camping gas cookers and lights, generator (left overs from our first 12 months living in a caravan) and we have log burning heating in any case - thankfully didn't need them.
I also have two 12 volt batteries on stand by for extended cuts - got to keep the railway going.
Glad everythings back to normal.