We had lots of warning with Hurricane Sandy. We knew for days it was coming and were told to be prepared to be without power for a few days. We have a well pump, so no power means no water for us. So I filled almost every cup we had that had a lid with water, and some pitchers. Despite what we have in storage. All though we don't have much in storage because we also have a hand pump that filters water and Dave thinks he's gonna go across the street and pump water. But if I'm home a lone I don't want to run across the street to pump water and leave my kids in the house. So what harm did it do to fill some containers of water. I also filled our washing machine (we still have our top loading machine from 11 years a go when we got married.) and I filled some buckets for flushing toilets. I thought Dave would say I was crazy when he came home, but he then filled our big cooler of water and the bath tub. The thought had crossed my mind but I thought I had done enough already.