One good thing about Hurricane Sandy is that we had plenty of notice she was coming. That meant we could stock up on munchables and charge all our battery powered devices. We plugged in two 3G iPhone 4S devices and two 4G LTE iPads and crossed our fingers it would all work out if we hit the dark as we maxed out each device to 100% capacity.
We also filled up the bathtub with water in case we would not be able to flush our toilets manually. If you live in a building with more than five floors and you lose power, you will not have water to flush your toilet because the electric water pump for the building will be inoperable. You’ll have to “scoop and dump” water a gallon at a time from the bathtub to the toilet bowl to flush.