We watched the storm through social media channels while it swirled outside. The photos on Twitter and Facebook were devastating and amazing, all at once (except the one about the shark - which is FakeTown the Clown). What we experienced at our house was mild, especially when compared to the chaos just a few miles down the road (where the seawall was breached and the roads became rivers, not to mention the destruction that took place at my father's home, where several gigantic trees went roots-up). We're grateful that we were not in the direct path of this superstorm's strongest arm, and our thoughts are with those who were.
Hurricanes are serious business. As a proper New Englander, I've seen several in my lifetime, and the destruction they leave in their wake is more than just grabbing a rake and cleaning up the yard debris. And for people with diabetes, there could be the destruction of insulin or test strip supplies in addition to all the other chaos.
If you can, place make charitable donations through the Red Cross or other disaster-relief organizations. Even though the actual storm has passed, there are still so many people weathering it.