Thank you for your question. The truth is that I do not completely know what is going to happen next but I am sure that only some of us are going to finish what they have planned to accomplish in the course of their lives.
However, these days could be taken as a good tool for understanding or at least grasping what "entropy" means and the extension of our knowledge under the face of an unknown territory (look into Claude Elwood Shannon's definition but first search for the concept in thermodynamics then compare both constructs, and draw your own conclusions from there).
Notwithstanding, you can look at all this aftermath from the most positive and anew perspective; for instance, you have extra time for preparing yourself in whatever you need to do and learning your lessons well. That is all.
Ergo, use your time wisely and diligently, especially for achieving your goals; in addition, also share, and present your Résumé (the new spelling is just Resume) in front of mirror.
Moreover, please, do your best to be your best, and as soon as possible, do not wait passively to be contacted, be proactive, life is too short to be lackadaisical, and if you, somehow still feel somewhat touched, sensible and empathetic, volunteer to assist some people or organizations in your community. Nietzsche used to say: "What does not kill you makes you stronger."
Hurricane Sandy should improve our lives in many meaningful ways. However, it is only our choice to use our experiences to succeed and live healthier and happier thereafter.