They’re over 12 hours away from the main event. Already experiencing spotty power hits here in Northern VA - we’re also 12 hours away from the main event.
As for storm surges...I grew up on the South Shore a few blocks from the water. A hurricane hit when I was nineteen (a million years ago). We left our cars up on Merrick Road and walked a mile down to a waterfront bar (on a canal in Seaford) where about fifteen of us had a party.
We decided it was time to leave when the water in the bar reached our knees. We linked arms and walked back up to the cars...half drunk and laughing like idiots.