I am prepared. I have found my flashlight and my candles. I have been to the store and gotten food and filled up my gas tank. I will fill up some pots and pans with water later today. As I went down the road today, bags of leaves were along the road, being picked up by municipal trucks. Instructions are to try to have your gutters cleaned out and limbs trimmed from your trees away from the power lines. And don't park your vehicles under trees.
And I have gone to the beach to experience the sea before the storm--all was calm. But we are under a state of emergency.