Hurricane Sandy delivered unprecedented damage to a region that isn't used to such storms. Cars and homes were damaged when trees or limbs fell. Residents were without power or modes of communication for days that turned into weeks.
A result of the storm's effects, on top of the lasting power outages and fuel crisis, was that many people used to dependency on the grid received a crash course in self-sufficiency.
Gasoline was transferred between vehicles or from vehicles to generators; non-perishables were survived off of for days and weeks; batteries, candles and other non-outlet-dependent sources of light and power became necessities.
Will you do anything differently to prepare for storms in the future? Tell us in the comments.