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  • Georgia awaits 'crippling' ice storm 'of historical proportions'

    Georgia awaits 'crippling' ice storm 'of historical proportions'
    President Obama declared a state of emergency in Georgia on Tuesday as the southern state awaited what the National Weather Service called a potentially “crippling” ice and snow storm “of historical proportions.”
  • Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge

     Concern grows over possibility of a massive power surge
    FREDERICK, Md. — Roscoe Bartlett was rattling off the prices of giant bags of rice, wheat and corn, sold cheaply at Sam's Club. The former congressman from rural, western Maryland expressed bewilderment that every American doesn't stockpile such...

    In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast

     In 1911, Deadly Heat Settles Over Northeast
    In July 1911, a two-act, 11-day heat wave called upon the northeastern United States, killing more people in New England than any other weather-related event. How many died? It's hard to say. Did the heat or a the heart attack kill the victim? State...

    Glen Ellyn launches reverse 911 system

     Glen Ellyn launches reverse 911 system
    If a weather disaster was approaching Glen Ellyn, residents might be more prepared with a new emergency notification system. Village officials have launched a reverse 911 system, and residents can start signing up online. "This will allow us to get...

    Tornado tally raised to at least 16

    Tornado tally raised to at least 16
    After spending a day in the field, meteorologists for the National Weather Service have determined that at least 16 tornadoes struck Illinois and northwest Indiana on Sunday, as Gov. Pat Quinn declared six more counties as state disaster areas,...