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  •  Back in the 60's Ga got hit with an icestorm (5+ / 0-)
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    that left the city and the town I was from paralyzed for 6 days.  Same thing happened in 73.. Jan 10th was the date then.  Not just no lights.. No water  either.   6 below zero on snow and ice.  my grandfather died that day and if things were not already bad.. breaking ice to bury is pretty rough ..and making plans for a funeral in the dark.   He died suddenly and the weeping in the dark, I will never forget.

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    by Vetwife on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 01:28:54 PM PST

    •  Yep.. I remembered correctly (4+ / 0-)
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      myboo, Darryl House, Phil S 33, navajo

      Found this on the web

      http://www.newportriweather.com/...

      1973... A severe icestorm struck Atlanta GA. The storm paralyzed the city closing schools and businesses, and damage from the storm was estimated at 25 million dollars. One to four inches of ice coated northern Georgia leaving 300,000 persons without electricity for up to a week. Between 7 PM and 9 PM on the 7th, 2.27 inches (liquid content) of freezing rain, sleet and snow coated Atlanta, as the temperature hovered at 32 degrees. (7th-8th) (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)

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      by Vetwife on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 01:35:14 PM PST

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      •  Ice storms are the worst...wipes out tree branches (3+ / 0-)
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        navajo, myboo, Vetwife

        quickly; driving is impossible---and it will take down lines by itself.  
        Here in New England, it was around '73, that we had one of the worst ice storms in decades---power out for weeks in some areas.

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