And it should have exposed the holes in your current plan as well....such a seemingly small thing, a power outage, but look how much it disrupted things.
Use it as a drill, and make a list of things to improve on.
The only hole I can think of was not having the gas stored for the genny. Luckily I did have a 55 gallon drum I was going to turn into a burning barrel to get fuel and also lucky a gas station had a genny to pump gas but it was a 20 mile round trip.. My Van with 30 gallon tank was filled the morning before it happened along with five gallons for my lawn mower.
I will now be getting a newer drum to fill and cycle the gas every three months by using it in my van then refilling the drum to keep it fresh.
I had food stored. Water stored with a 350 gallon back up of rain water and 2000 gallons in the pool if needed.
Have Guns and lots of ammo to protect other items and hunt if need be.Fishing poll and gear.
Small garden growing for more food in the coming months.
Extra medication and first aid kit.
Ice stored in chest freezer.
Emergency radio even though there was never any warning that the high winds were coming. The weather just said scattered T storms for the day.
All radio and TV stations went down when it happened, even the weather station.
I'm little PO but not surprised that there was no warning at all. One minute the Sky were clear and blue then they started to darken so I got out of the pool and went inside.
I had to go back out about 5 minutes later and when I did the screen door ripped out of my hands. Thats when I heard the trees snapping and the sky turned a greenish purple.
Then it hit and all hell broke lose.
The worst part is the financial hit it put on my already limited income. I spent over $200 bucks on gas. I do have 15 gallons left but will have to filter it well to use in my lawn mower and Subaru because the bottom of the drum I have had some hardened oil in it for when it was used for drain oil and some rust.
I was going to Pick up another Mosin Nagant at the local fun show but cant now