I'm in Binghamton, New York - worried about flooding, since we had very significant flooding last year and I was evacuated, but not freaking out too much. I've been through some nasty storms. Plus, even though my area was evacuated, my little house didn't flood at all.
Actually, I'd love some advice. My stove is electric, which means that if I lose power, I lose the ability to cook anything. Anyone have any suggestions on foods that don't need preparation? I've got peanut butter, bread, pop tarts, and crackers but I'd like to have some "real" food on hand that I could eat without preparation. I just can't think of anything that doesn't require at the very least hot water or warming up (like Ramen or canned soup).
Do you have a grill? If the power is still off when the storm has moved on, you can use it to cook all that meat thawing in the freezer.
Go ahead and boil some eggs before the storm hits. Boiled eggs need to be kept cool, but they are fine served cold. Any ham that is already in the fridge can be served on the side (Don't run out and buy any though; if your refrigerator is anything like mine, you have enough potentially spoiled food to worry about.)
While it is probably too late now, next time you are at Target, Walmart, or a sporting supply store, pick up a little propane-powered camp stove (and a little can of propane, of course). I have a little single-burner cheapie, and it heats a pot of water as nicely as my stove. Camping stoves do need to be used outside with plenty of ventilation, just like a grill.