Just got my power and internet back after a 2-1/2-day outage following Hurricane Sandy. I got off easy with no property damage and just a fairly minor inconvenience factor. But I know there are lots of people and businesses much worse off. I heard from a shop owner in New Jersey who has been told it will take two to three weeks for power to be restored. I am sure he is not alone.
This is a good time for shop owners to get to know each other and help each other out. Members of the Cabinet Makers Association have been doing this for a long time and are sure to get involved after Superstorm Sandy. Don't think competition; think collaboration and neighbor helping neighbor for the good of all.