Everyone in the NE be safe. We haven't had a really big one here in South-Central Iowa in many years. Don't miss them too much either.
The comments about the grocery stores make me chuckle. Last Fall the forecasters were calling for 4" and light winds. You would have thought it was the end of the world judging by the grocery store parking lots.
The big storms we have here today (knock on wood) are still small compared to the ones we had in NW Iowa when I was a kid (I know, know, walked to school, up hill both ways, 120 digs and 4 feet of snow and all that). We had one that lasted for 3 or 4 days with 40+ inches of snow and 40-50 MPH winds for 4 days. Most amazing snow storm I've ever seen. Getting to the milking parlor required following a rope, it was crazy. The sledding on the 35' drifts behind the grove was awesome though! Once we found the cattle back, that is.
Again, be safe and have some fun in it once it's calmed down out there again.