For everyone worried about me because of Hurricane Sandy, I just want to say I am completely fine. The northern coast was hit pretty hard, but I was very lucky in where I live being protected and where I live was barely effected. Some of my coworkers weren't as lucky and the river near my house overflowed a bit causing them to close off the bridge that is quite literally across the street, but in total honesty, I felt safe to walk to CVS during the storm for soda and candy with my boyfriend.
My city had 75 mile winds and insanely heavy rain...so it happened and it hit my area. We lost power for a little bit, but we only know this because we woke up and had to reset the clocks. No one was awake when the power went out and it had come back before anyone noticed...Of course, I live down the street from both a police station and a fire department, so kinda an area where they try harder to get power back.
The soda and candy was totally worth walking through a hurricane though.