People are staying warm and cozy in their homes with space heaters and electric blankets.
Cabela's has seen an increase in sales of warming items since the October Blizzard, says Peggy Wermers, a manager at Cabela's.
Wermers says people have been buying things like space heaters or blankets as gifts or just as a way to make the cold a bit more bearable. "If you have this on hand it really, generators anything like that, we actually have that, we carry all that here, then you are ready for what nature throws at you," says Wermers.
And when nature throws its bitter cold our way, the U.S. Fire Administration reminds us to purchase space heaters and heating blankets approved by nationally recognized laboratories, that have safety features to avoid fires.