I have to admit, that was certainly on my mind too. Even if it just meant we could keep her safe and confined while we loaded the kids etc into the car. It was a big weight off my mind knowing that she would be safe no matter what and couldn't bolt in panic or anything.
I wanted to post this publicly so other people will read it and think "wow, even if it just helps my dog like that once, it's worth it" and decide to crate train their dogs too.
It's still very windy where I am, but much less intense. I'm fairly confident our roof will stay on now.
It's certainly not all over red rover yet though.