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Be prepared for power outages

January 12, 2011
By RICHARD GAST

It's been 13 years since the January ice storm of 1998. Those of us that lived through it will never forget it. It was a weather event so incredible, so extreme, so destructive, so unusually long in duration, that it borders on myth; the stuff of legend. Warm, wet, sub-tropical air remained above cold, dense arctic air for twelve consecutive days, a condition that generated prolonged periods of freezing rain and unprecedented, excessive icing. The storm lasted for 12 days, becoming larger and more devastating with each day.

 
 

 

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