Response times from service providers to be impacted by road conditions and/or high service volume
Generators to be in high demand if there are significant and prolonged power outages
Materials shortages due to supply chain challenges
With any storm, always put safety first. Stock up on any supplies you might need until the storm passes, roads are clear and power returns.
An additional note about safety
When winter storms like this knockout power, people are understandably trying to stay warm. However, it’s not uncommon for fires or carbon monoxide poisoning to occur when things like generators or space heaters are improperly used.
NEVER run a generator indoors or in partly enclosed areas such as garages
ONLY use generators outdoors and far away from windows, doors, vents, crawl spaces and in an area where adequate ventilation is available and will not accumulate deadly exhaust gas
Always turn off a space heater after use
If you get stuck in your car, make sure your exhaust pipe is clear