We were only mildly effected in Chicagoland by Hurricane Sandy. We had a few days of fierce winds with biting cold that made frost in air that was not actually cold enough for it. But I know on the east coast things were rougher.
Update: My freind Tina from the Essential Herbal Blog has posted some places where you can help if you are interested. Here is the link to her posting: http://theessentialherbal.blogspot.com/2012/11/just-waiting-for-sun.html