I see there's still no power for 84k people in the NY/NJ area. 3 weeks is a horribly long time to be without power.
Been there: growing up near the gulf coast (where there's exponentially more road blocking trees to break) there were hurricanes that kept us without power for months.
Some may say "that's what generators are for", but try jumping over a huge snapped pine tree every 10 feet while walking several miles to a gas station...or, if you didn't already own a generator, lugging one back from the hardware store (if they even had any).
Last edited by extra0; 11-13-2012 at 02:24 PM.