I live in an area that is 'cushioned' by the Outer Banks, so we won't get a direct hit, just tropical-storm-force winds and rain sustained for about 20 hours straight. It will start as I'm at work this afternoon and won't let up till noon or so tomorrow. (Then I get to drive to work in the mess. Fun fun.)
I picked up some supplies at Walmart after work the other night, including this:
Now I'm ready to knit in the dark. Bring it, Earl!