Generator: portable? hooked to gas line? other options?

I am considering buying a generator for my home. It looks like a portable gas or propane powered model is the easiest and least expensive (as compared to hooking one up to my gas line) but suring hurricane sandy, my power was out for 5 days and my gas boiler did not work (due to electronic ignition) and it got a... show more I am considering buying a generator for my home. It looks like a portable gas or propane powered model is the easiest and least expensive (as compared to hooking one up to my gas line) but suring hurricane sandy, my power was out for 5 days and my gas boiler did not work (due to electronic ignition) and it got a bit cold. So I'm asking if anybody has any advice. I live in the northeast. Thx!
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