4 days after my first child was born, we were hit with an ice storm that disabled the entire region for a week. We were without electricity and phone for 5 days. Thankfully we had neighbors who gave us no choice but to go and stay with them. I asked my husband to take this picture from our nursery. If you click on the picture you can really see the ice on the trees outside the window. I live in the Southeast US, so this is not the norm.