February 7, 2013 | 3:01 pm
In what may be the first full digital storm panic, federal, state and business officials worried about the snow headed for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast have taken to Twitter to warn that a potential disaster is coming.
FEMA’s Region One, which includes New England, raised the possibility of a blackout. “#Winter storms & #blizzards can knock out power. Make sure you have a plan for staying warm if power goes out http://www.ready.gov/blackouts,” they wrote. They also recommended that citizens get food, blankets and salt to melt ice and snow.