With all the extreme weather this year, we seen heavy snowfall and extreme cold can immobilize an entire region. Even areas that normally experience mild winters can be hit with a major snowstorm or extreme cold. The impacts include flooding, storm surge, closed highways, blocked roads, downed power lines and hypothermia.
Valentine’s Day is the third largest consumer holiday in the United States by amount spent. We spend $19.7 billion in Cupid’s name each year coming in just behind the $21.2 billion spent on Mother’s Day and the $630.5 billion we devote to the winter holidays. There’s no denying St. Valentine’s impact on our nation’s economy.