I see that New York residents are dumpster diving, trying to get something to eat.
Preparedness is paramount when dealing with a natural disaster. Keep things that won't spoil. Dried beans, canned meat. Ganola, cereal, canned milk, bottled water. Coffee for sure, A Coleman stove and lantern.
When the wind quits blowing, you might not have any help for three days. Be ready for those three days.