Apr 16, 2015
I did very well in Sandy compared to many others. I am 175ft ASL so flooding was not an issue. I had bought a generator back in 2005 so I was prepared. The biggest issue was getting gasoline. My 58 year old neighbor grew up in the neighborhood so he knew everybody and I was able to get gasoline from station owners he knew. I was running the generator from 7:30am-9:00am, 12:00n-1:30pm and 5:30pm-8:00pm. As it is only a 2500W unit, I was able to get by on about a gallon and a half a day. I never lost cable so as long as I had power I had internet. Plus the local cell site stayed up so I had internet on my phone too.