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 warn that a potential disaster is coming.

Bank of America led the frenzy. "Winter Storm #Nemo may bring 2 feet of #snow to New England late Fri & Sat. Prepare now - make sure you have plenty of cash on hand."

President Obama's Federal Emergency Management Agency is directing Twitter users to #NewEngland and state emergency management agencies which are sending out distress signals to citizens. "Simple things like a @NOAA Weather Radio w/ tone alert & extra batteries could get you valuable info in an emergency," said FEMA's twitter handle @fema.

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," they wrote. They also recommended that citizens get food, blankets and salt to melt ice and snow.

The Boston area Shaw's and Star Market, however, took a lighter tone. "@shaws What do you make when there's a winter snow storm brewing?"