When the power goes off in the middle of the night, I get up to run the extension cord to the bathroom. The generator works everything except the bedrooms. The power was off for five hours so when I got up I fiddled with stuff nothing annoying was obvious, then went on the porch. Our huge trash can was well down the road. I dragged iit back, grateful that the garbage bags hadn't scattered or been opened by dogs or other critters. Then I gathered up things that had blown off the porch. I didn't find anything destroyed, just a mess. It was annoying, but nothing to call the insurance company about.