I'm WELL north of the actual hurricane, and the conditions are shocking. Its NUTS. The wind is crazy strong. I expect the power to go out for a week at least in most parts of New England, roads to be blocked by trees and wires and heavy flooding. My town has been entirely cut-off in previous floods. We are too small for ANY FEMA or state aid to ever seek us out.
I USE to have a house fully equipped for frequent weather emergencies: TWO large generators, 1 week of continuous fuel. A year of rotating food stocks, our own water well, etc. My ex dumpped ALL of that stuff, seemingly out of spite. Now my own little place is fully non-equipped...no back-up resources at all except food and bottled water...but no source of heat.
We all had to SURVIVE by different and unique means. Only God truly knows what we went through.