You are freaking out about weather which is the NORM. I can't tell you, and many US posters as well, how many times the things you are worried about happens in the US. Ice happens. People lose power, power is replaced. As a teen I lost power for over two weeks during and after the Blizzard of 1996, which followed cold temps and major flooding. Lost power for 5 days during Christmas week in 2004 and temps fell to -17 Fahrenhiet, didn't have a chimney or anything like that. Like I said I'll giggle.