Because our power goes down so much we purchased a generator 3 years ago after a spring snow storm dumped over 3 foot of wet heavy snow on us in a 10 hour period. We were without power, landline or cell coverage for 5 days. The whole county was under a state of emergency. After trying to heat with a fireplace, we decided we weren't ever going thru that again.
That worries me so much about all of ya'll up north. Glad to know you have a generator.