the same thing happened over here , we didn't have electricty for almost 4 days, and i was going crazy! so i feel your pain. good to hear you had water (we did too) and that there isn't too much damage to the street. (two large trees came down in my neighborhood, blocking the road on both sides!) thankfully no trees fell on the house, or else that'd be trouble.
i think (or rather i hope) that it's pretty clear from my reviews of your writing that i think you're a very good writer. when you write fanfiction, you're great at keeping true to the source material, and you're definitely great at action sequences. i haven't read that much of your original ficiton yet (sorry) but from what i have read it seems interesting, and not clichéd.
good luck with your writing, and i hope you continue to write!