I get that the real issue is the wind that took down power lines and left a lot of people out of power, but I find it truly sad that people have supposedly died due to 3' of snow. I also find it odd that areas in the North East aren't prepared and used to snow storms. 3' is nothing for many places in this country. Hell, the winter before I moved from S.W. Michigan to NoVa, 3' of fresh snow happened several times. Well, good luck to ya'll diggin your way out.