We've had 2 storm days this week resulting in power outages and storm damage. Monday's storm blew out my router even though it was plugged into an expensive battery backup system. No Internet until new router connected on Tuesday.
Then, Tuesday afternoon, another storm with a nearly 4 hour power outage. Another lost day. Luckily, the new router survived though.
I thought I'd give you 3 weather resources to keep you informed of impending disasters so you could power down and save your computer and other expensive electronics, not to mention time, money, and aggravation.
Google Desktop Weather
This app is set up on your iGoogle home page so you always know the weather forecast in your zip code. You can set up how ever many you like. I have 2 set up: one for home and one for our weekend place (which I haven't been to in 3 weeks thanks to various and sundry life events).
This website reviews several desktop weather apps in case you don't like the Google one.
Smart Phone Weather Apps
iPhone Weather App Roundup lists 10 apps you can use for your iPhone.
For the other popular smart phone, you can check out this Droid App.
Everyone gripes about the weather, but no one does anything about it because there's nothing that can be done. Yet. The smart brains are working on it.