I know extreme winter weather because I'm from Saskatchewan. Smart prairie drivers keep an emergency kit in the trunk of their car for winter driving because they know that if anything goes wrong out on a desolate highway, they could easily perish in the cold if they don't have proper supplies.
As many as 2,000 Canadians were in the area slammed by the hurricane last night.
Some B.C. residents are stranded on the Mexican coast, where the storm is expected to hit.