We had no power for a week and had damages but they are repairable. I had been researching for some time ways to be prepared for emergencies and going off the grid and what I would need if something happened that forced us to do just that. Food, water, emergency items to have on hand, etc. I honestly think alot about going off grid or going to some other country (unfortunately John wont) - Some of my research led me to Coreys Digs - She has been doing this a long time and is an amazing researcher. I had this information and thought I would share with you some of what she has done - There is so much on her site that can help you with everything. Anyway hope it helps you in any way. I will be sharing more information from others as I can.