If you have a UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply) and fully charge it before the storm, it can provide power for up to three hours, depending on how much you plug into it. Most people use it for desktop computers, so while your Internet may go down, you'll still have access to your offline files and games. Laptops are ideal too, as they can stay with you if you have to move, and if the power dies, the batteries take over without the need for the UPS.
You can also go to a friend's house, or invite friends and family over. Not being alone in a major hurricane is a very good idea. If you're chicken and hide under your bed when lightning strikes, having someone there instead of your conscience playing tricks on what might be in that dark room is helpful. You can socialize, maybe play chess or checkers, read a book, etc.
As for me - I live in Toronto, so unless the storm makes a northwest, I should be fine. But unfortunately nature is unpredictable.