Roughly half of my colleagues are yet without power, and official forecasts for restoration are vague at best. One week maybe two, if the weather holds. It is a fact mentioned casually in conversation and evokes no special response beyond a sympathetic look and perhaps a pat on the arm.
Our fridges here at work have been packed to overflowing with perishable foods from homes with no working power. Most people keep generators but a few were caught out by the ferocity of the storm in places not normally affected. One person who works in my area owns two generators; both had failed.
New Englanders are no strangers to weather, and take this sort of thing well in stride, with a stiff upper lip and characteristic wry humour. Very few absences today and, to my knowledge, none related to the storm.