I've been following this as well. And it's true. About the last thing some people need on the Northeast coast need right now is 50+ MPH wind gusts if this thing comes together as predicted. I had only minor damage with Sandy, comparatively speaking, and a fairly short duration power outage. (Around 4 hours or so as I recall), but heck, I'm way up in NH.
I really feel so bad for some people who have already lost everything, and the many who are still without power from Sandy. When it rains, it pours...so to speak. --
I had a life once.....now I have a Computer and a Modem.