From The Independent:
HOUSEHOLDERS have been told to deal with freezing weather by buying a barbecue.
A government department reviewed the situation that arose in the past two winters and concluded that every home in the State should have "some barbecue trays" on hand in case they're snowed in.
In conjures up an image of shivering families hunched over a smoking fire in their gardens, cooking sausages while surrounded by blankets, snow and ice.
The Department of the Environment confirmed that it was expecting families to use barbecues for cooking if their gas or electricity was cut off.......read on