I`m thinkin` this hurricane is not gonna be a big deal around here. Over the last few years, we have been subjected to much higher winds than what is predicted this time.
But......just in case, I got out my portable generator today and fired it up to make sure it is ready. While it can do the job, it is not as complete and cover the whole house such as what McG has planned and some of my neighbors already have.
Last big (outage), my generator did the trick to keep most of our stuff cold and some other appliances going. Of course, I had multiple extension cords going all over the house.........including a huge extra heavy duty one that McG gave me when he abandoned ship years ago.