Yesterday, we went out to fill any of our prescriptions that needed filling, bought foods that can be eaten without having to cook them, bought another 36 half liter bottles of water, made sure we had batteries for our flashlights and the radio, which is likely to be our sole source of information from the outside world after the power goes down. Cleared our deck of anything that could be turned into flying debris, brought in fake plants, cut down tree limbs that could whip up against the house....in essence, just your "normal" prep for a nasty storm.
PP&L, my electric company, called to tell us that it's almost guaranteed that we will lose power and to expect the power to be out for a week or more. I can only hope that it won't be that long, but that's not likely.
If the power does go out for more than a few hours, I plan to put my insulin in my Frio packs until the power returns. Frios are nice, since they don't require a frozen pack to keep the insulin cool! So, that's not a big worry.
My biggest worries at this point are not diabetes-related, but more normal person related, such as how long will the power be out, will the water be affected, too, and how high are those winds going to be?
There are a lot of people who seem to think this will be little but a giant blowhard, but I don't think so. I think it's going to be bad!