<<I hope you have a safe way to stay warm; be very careful with fuel-based heaters inside. I KNOW how no power sucks, as I've got more than a week twice, once in/after an ice storm, and another 3 yrs ago after the Tornado day. A generator is a good thing to have ... but generally you have to HAVE it Before the problem hits and the stores sell out.
Been there, done that - installed a 20-KW Generac fully-automatic natural gas standby generator system in the summer of 2003 ( 3 weeks before the famous 3-day "northern grid" failure - timing is everything
) Has kept us nice and comfy many times since then when DTE (Detroit Edison), our Mickey-Mouse electric utility, has gone dead, and we don't even need to be home.