As a major storm approached northern Utah Tuesday, retailers who sell emergency generators and snowblowers reported increased interest among consumers.
"We've sold about a dozen generators and snowblowers today alone," said Steve Parsons, general manager of Honda World in South Jordan. He noted that number normally represents about two months worth of sales.
Parsons said the public is better educated nowadays about approaching storms. "Twenty years ago, everyone would be caught by surprise. Now we know they're coming and can prepare."