Thanks for the support. I didn't think I'd cry as I watched my dog die, but as a matter of fact, I shed some tears.
As it turns out, I was not in the affected area of power shutoff. I blame the local news media. They kept showing this map of the whole area and said "These are the places where the power will be shut off." Of course, none of the places were shaded yet because it was too early. And the fears really got cemented when the TV did its Emergency Alert System thing and told us our power may be shut off.
As it turns out, it's the more rural areas that got affected by this. I really think they should cut the county in half because the eastern half our county stretches all the way out into the mountains where I am not and the western half is where I am (the city).