I know that one advantage (so to speak) of the storm having occurred so late in the year is that mold grows more slowly in the cold weather. But there are some awful complications from the storm's coming at this point. One is that almost immediately the temperature dropped. (It was in the sixties the day of the storm and in the thirties a few days later.) Also, the days are shorter. I'm telling you, it was pretty depressing sitting in the dark and the cold on the days I had no power or heat. I had my power restored within the week (though it seemed like forever) and my heat back after almost two weeks. These poor souls are still without, after a month. I don't see how they're still even sane.