Prayers coming from northern NY! We're expecting rain, but I haven't heard whether we're supposed to get much wind. I hope not - I have one HUGE old tree that's very close to my house, and I really don't want it to end up in my living room!
I don't worry any more about losing electricity. After the terrible ice storm we had a few years ago, we purchased a generator & have it hard-wired into a welding outlet in our garage. All we have to do it start it up, and we've got enough power to get by. And my oven uses propane, so I can either cook on that or the barbecue. God knows I have to be able to cook - I need my food!
Whirl, I hope you and anyone else who may be in your area stay safe - please keep us updated when you have a chance, so we know you're ok! http://www.healthboards.com/ubb/heart.gif