Surprisingly, the telephone continued to work, and once power was restored the cable was also functioning even though some of the coax is still sitting atop some low trees at the opposite end of the block from where the limb fell. The power came back on about three o'clock this morning. What was left of the damaged pole got a temporary repair, but it will have to be replaced soon, which will probably mean another outage, but at least we'll probably get an advance warning for that.
I was without Internets for more than fourteen hours! I think I deserve one of those "I survived..." t-shirts. Too bad the ice cream in my freezer didn't survive. Stupid tree.