Due to the snowstorm in downstate NY yesterday, conditions are pretty bad in the area my mother in law and Bil live in. Trees are down everywhere. Some areas downstate got as much as 19 inches of wet, gloppy snow. Mil and Bil have been without power for over 24 hours and here we are 150 miles away coping with our own problems. Fortunately, family a little closer than we are are going to be able to drive down and get them, and take them back home. So they will be in a safe place with power. I wouldn't be surprised if it takes upwards of a week for their power to come back on.
We were afraid of this after Irene but, quite honesty, since the flood in our area in early September (which impacted us personally) we haven't been giving it much thought. We aren't in a position to be able to put her and Bil up either, at least for another couple of weeks.
I hope this isn't a bad sign as far as the winter they are going to be having.
Sometimes when it snows....it pours.