I think I was scarred for life by the ice storm a couple of years ago, lol. I was lucky to live with my dad at the time who has 2 fireplaces in his house so we coped with having no electricity for 8 days (I know many other people who had it a LOT worse but that sucked!) and I had warmth at work also.
Now that DH and I are living here though, we don't know many people in the area or anyone we could go stay with if something like that happened again. Plus, DH would be required to stay here, work, and help in emergency situations.
So lately I've been trying to prepare for the winter and think of everything we might need if that ever happened again and we couldn't leave. We have tons of blankets, a couple of flashlights and candles, stocked up on canned goods, and have a gas powered stove.
Am I missing anything else? Do you all prepare for situations like this? Hopefully we'll never have to endure something that again, but I'd rather be safe than sorry!