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NEWS: Georgia Storm Leaves 300,000 in the Dark

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posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 03:38 PM
A powerful ice storm has left more than 300,000 without power in the state of Georgia. The storm also stranded hundreds at airports, and is responsible for at least two deaths. Hundreds of utility workers are out in force attempting to repair line and restore power by Monday.
ATLANTA - More than 300,000 customers had no electricity Sunday in Georgia as crews worked to repair power lines snapped by an ice storm, and hundreds of people stranded by canceled airline flights spent the night sleeping at the city's airport.

Two traffic deaths in Georgia and one in South Carolina were blamed on the storm that spread sleet and freezing rain across parts of the Southeast on Saturday.

The weather was taking a sharp turn on Sunday with highs in the 40s forecast for northern Georgia and in the 60s in the southern part of the state, the National Weather Service said.

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It is me or are we having more extreme weather recently? From the torrential rains and snow we had in California to the ice storm yesterday in Georgia, these seems to be becoming more and more common. Yet, scientists continue to be divided on the effects of global warming. Given the changes we have been seeing, one has to wonder.

posted on Jan, 30 2005 @ 03:49 PM
We get at least one good ice storm a year here in the South. This one wasn't even all that power loss, and only stuck inside for one evening.
And as per usual, the temperature's back above freezing and everything's done melted by now.

Now if we get another snowstorm like last year, where Charlotte got an almost unheard of 20" in one day.... then we'll talk unusual weather.
But ice storms are kind of par for the course here.

posted on Jan, 31 2005 @ 12:05 AM

ATLANTA - About 102,000 customers had no electricity Sunday in Georgia while crews worked to repair power lines snapped by an ice storm, and the city's airport reopened all its runways as temperatures rose above freezing.

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