NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Shares of companies whose products combat the effects of storms are rising as the Northeast braces itself for what is being predicted to be among the worst winter storms in the region's history.

STOCKS TO WATCH: The shares of generator maker Generac (GNRC) - Get Generac Holdings Inc. Report are rising about 5% to $48.32 in early trading. Two months after many in the New York area lost power for many days following Hurricane Sandy, Generac's stock rose to around $57 from about $26 before the storm. PowerSecure (POWR) , which also sells generators, is also getting a bid, rising 5.4% to $9.89. Meanwhile, Douglas Dynamics (PLOW) - Get Douglas Dynamics, Inc. Report , a maker of snow plows and sand and salt spreaders, is climbing 2.7% to $20.61, while deicing salt maker Compass Minerals (CMP) - Get Compass Minerals International, Inc. Report is rising 0.4% to $91.24.

WHAT'S NOTABLE: One sector not benefiting from the storm is the airline group. According to USA Today, over 4,3000 flights have already been canceled as a result of the blizzard. Publicly traded companies in the space include American Airlines (AAL) - Get American Airlines Group, Inc. Report , Delta Air Lines (DAL) - Get Delta Air Lines, Inc. Report , JetBlue (JBLU) - Get JetBlue Airways Corporation Report , Southwest (LUV) - Get Southwest Airlines Co. Report and United Continental (UAL) - Get United Airlines Holdings, Inc. Report .

Reporting by Larry Ramer.

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