I feel your pain too on so many levels, so far Preparing for, running from, cleaning up after the stupid freaking hurricanes has/will cost me enough to buy an well configed 8790.
Prepping, stocking up for, cleaning up after Charley $800 missed us by 10 miles.
Trip to Tennessee Running from Francis, 6 days $1300 (flooded, almost into the house.)
Using $700 in plane tickets to fly to Boston today, once we get there Rental car $150, Hotel $129 a night. I fly back Wendsday, asssuming there is an airport to fly into. The rest of the family comes back Saturday assuming there is a house left, electricity, etc.
Starting at 9am we are under a Mandatory evacuation... Charlotte County EOC is saying they expect 15-20ft Storm Surge, my house is 9ft above sea level.
So it completely sucks.. that and it's totally delayed my life for a month.. Can't plan on anything, order a new laptop, hell even maintain a budget.
Good luck to anyone in the path....