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Deep South in chaos: Vicious
winter storm leaves hundreds of cars
abandoned on icy roads littered
with pile-ups - as thousands are
stranded and forced to sleep in
schools, offices and grocery stores

Daily Mail (UK), by Louise Boyle

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Posted By:JoniTx, 1/29/2014 5:05:05 PM

Icy chaos gripped the South on Wednesday after a rare winter storm that killed at least six people, stranded children in schools overnight and paralyzed travel in several states, including hundreds of flight cancellations at the world´s busiest airport. As daylight faded, helicopters took to the skies to search for stranded drivers, some who have now been stuck in their vehicles for more than 24 hours with temperatures plunging again into the teens. The National Guard were delivering food, water and gas - or a ride home - in Humvees to people who were stuck on roads after the storm

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 1/29/2014 5:17:20 PM     (No. 9710689)

The Walking Dead meets The Day After Tomorrow.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 1/29/2014 5:31:17 PM     (No. 9710707)

Good one, #1.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: richwill, 1/29/2014 5:37:41 PM     (No. 9710717)

People are not prepared for this because of the lies a bout global warming Algore needs to go to prison. And his minions.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/29/2014 5:48:32 PM     (No. 9710731)

Are we really supposed to believe windmills and solar panels can fix this?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Penney, 1/29/2014 6:29:44 PM     (No. 9710767)

The dallying beltway politicos and THEIR EPA had better get down to business & permit the building of LOTS of clean coal plants!!!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: georgia peach, 1/29/2014 6:29:53 PM     (No. 9710768)

If Bush was responsible for Katrina,then Obama is to blame for this.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 1/29/2014 6:45:14 PM     (No. 9710783)

I would have more sympathy for these folks if the fact did not exist that they were warned this was coming. Instead they chose to ignore reality, and reality is now biting them on the backside. Hard.

Seriously, this kind of sheeple behavior should tell them why the rest of the Country has the occasional laugh at their expense.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: starbaby, 1/29/2014 8:11:07 PM     (No. 9710848)

Not everyone was warned #7. The Birmingham area forecast was for a "dusting" of snow. Major preparations were made further south where more snow/ice was predicted. I live just south of Birmingham and we were caught off guard. By the time folks realized the snow was not stopping and temps were lower than predicted it was too late to prepare. Local meteorologists, including James Spann, blew it and admitted it. In fairness the "models" were way off base.

BTW, we don´t want nor do we need sympathy. And the laughter? Like water off a duck´s back.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: EnsignOToole, 1/29/2014 8:25:37 PM     (No. 9710856)

Every morning when I wake up in Florida instead of my former home in Michigan, I thank the almighty.

Actually being in Michigan where they are accustomed to dealing with snow would be preferable to being in the Southern states trying to deal with the snowy and slippery roads. The South is basically not equipped to deal with that kind of weather. I doubt if they spend much money on salting the roads the way the County Road Commissions do in the Northern states. There is no way I would drive North right now.



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Reply 10 - Posted by: ladydawgfan, 1/29/2014 9:21:34 PM     (No. 9710904)

When I was at Mississippi State, we had a snow storm that was a dumping even by Vermont standards. When 8" of wet snow falls in about five hours, you know that things are shutting down (except for Giles Hall, the architecture building - we have projects with deadlines). Anyway, my car with its VT tag was one of very few on campus with a snow brush and snow tires. I also knew how to drive in the stuff so I wasn´t worried about getting back to my apartment. However I did have to dodge snowball fights, fools sledding down hills on food trays, pizza pans, laundry baskets, and anything else that would carry their butts downhill and the occasional snowman "guarding" the intersections. That snow fell on Thursday and by Saturday and Sunday it was mostly melted.

I expect that the south will recover quickly from this storm as well.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Shells, 1/29/2014 11:51:31 PM     (No. 9711048)

Here is one northerner who is not laughing at these folks, at all.

Eight years ago on my twenty mile drive to work possible flurries were predicted. By noon that day eight inches had fallen and conditions were white out.

I managed to make it to my father´s house three miles away, five hours later.

Woke up at seven the next morning with a one hour window to get home before another, not predicted storm hit.

When they get it wrong, they get it really wrong.

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