It is hard to predict when disaster strikes in any area. But it never hurts to be prepared. Eton NFRX3WXR Hand Turbine NOAA AM/FM Weather Alert Radio is one of many tools you can use to get unstuck during emergency situations. It is a solar and hand turbine powered AM, FM, and weather radio with an alarm clock. It has a built-in USB smart phone charger too.
With this emergency radio, you can make 30 second phone calls with one minute of cranking. It plays your tunes (using the AUX-input). It has a LED flashlight too. Pretty solid emergency radio to have around.