(WMC-TV) - Officials in Dyersburg and Dyer County are preparing for what they are concerned could end up being a "major historic event".
The storms moving into the area could bring with it ice and sleet, causing power outages throughout the county.
Dyersburg's 911 office is ready for a busy day, and city leaders say they have been preparing for the storm since Monday.
Residents say they are as ready as they are going to get for the winter storm.
For Billy Cannon, it is all about watching the weather and waiting for his wife to get off of work.
Hundreds lined up inside and outside Casey's General Store in Dyersburg, filling their gas tanks and their stomachs.
"More or less worried than excited. Don't want to lose power ... Gotta stay warm, keep the kids warm," added Dyersburg resident Joey Reynolds.