Late last year, Buffalo was hit with one of the worst ice storms that I have ever experienced in my life.
The storm dumped up to 4 feet of snow in some parts of the city.
As a result, there were many people trapped in their cars as well as inside their homes because there was nowhere to escape to. The city was locked down, and some of the people who were trapped in their cars, unfortunately didn’t make it out. So, it was a pretty bad storm that caused millions in damages. During the storm, thousands of residents lost power and had no way of keeping their homes comfortable. For those who had generators, they were able to connect space heaters to them. And if the generator was large enough, it could run the furnace as well. My family also lost power during that snowstorm, but thankfully, our house has a fireplace. Although the fireplace can’t keep the entire house warm, it was good enough for us while we had no power. Typically, we never use the fireplace. In fact, that was probably the third time that we used it since we’ve lived in this house. But my husband prepared for the storm, and he knew that we would probably lose power, so he cleaned out the fireplace and he stocked up on wood for it. He also purchased a couple of propane tanks, so we could cook our food during the outage. These are some of the challenges that we face living in Buffalo, but it’s nice to have alternative ways to keep our home comfortable during major storms that cause power outages.