So far, most of the month (and the last part of September) has been spent preparing for hurricanes Isadore and Lili, neither of which gave us much trouble. We did have a tornado storm come through which took down many trees and power lines in our area, but this was a week after the hurricanes. Total surprise. But happily, we were stocked with emergency supplies and fared okay. We also had a plumbing disaster when an outdoor faucet broke off and the boys proved themselves by making a mad dash to get supplies to repair it, and had it fixed in a few hours. Not much of a "homesteading" event, and I did have some thoughts about what we would have done if we were further away from a hardware store. I dislike the way we are so dependent upon retail establishments. I responded to this event by storing water in every nook and cranny of my cabinets in the kitchen, laundry room, and bathrooms.
I vowed once again to look into getting cisterns. We could have filled a lot of cistern capacity during that storm, and it would have the added benefit of avoiding flash flooding somewhat, downstream from us.