Not my neighborhood anymore, but the street my father lives on (where I lived age 7 to 17) is very steep and the curve above his next door neighbor is very sharp and sloped wrong. When the first rain of the season hits, it is very slippery. At least once a year the neighbors have a car in their front yard. Occasionally a car makes it to the neighbor's driveway and once a car made it to my father's driveway. I wonder how fast they were going when they hit that curve.
The stories of birds causing electrical outages reminded me of an incident which wasn't in my neighborhood, but it was my job to investigate the resulting sewer spill (over a million gallons and neighborhoods flooded with raw sewage). It was a cold, rainy night in Honolulu. A stray cat was looking for somewhere warm and dry to spend the night. It squeezed into a sewage pump station which was being rehabilitated, so not locked up tight. The cat squeezed into the motor control center - the brains of the pump station - where its wet body shorted out the MCC.
The emergency generator kicked in when the power went out. That's what started the fire. By the time I got there, the fire was out and the cat was fried and burned. I had to take pictures for the report. I don't know what color that cat was originally, but it was black when I saw it. I had 2 black cats at the time, so it was difficult for me.