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  • 95K without power in Northeast due to ice storm

    12/22/2013 5:45:50 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 22, 2013 8:43 AM EST
    A winter storm bringing ice and whipping winds to upstate New York and northern Vermont knocked out power to thousands of customers as officials urged motorists to avoid traveling in dangerously slick conditions. More than 95,000 utility customers woke up without power Sunday morning in New York, Vermont and Maine because of widespread ice accumulations. In New York’s St. Lawrence County, almost 2 inches of ice had accumulated early Sunday, coating tree limbs and power lines, county dispatch operations supervisor Jim Chestnut said. …
  • Power Grid Taxed, Rolling Blackouts Ordered [Texas]

    02/02/2011 5:54:36 AM PST · by BuckeyeTexan · 144 replies
    NBC 5 DFW ^ | 02/02/2011 | Staff
    The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) has ordered utilities to begin rotating outages to compensate for a generation shortage due high usage in extreme weather. Rotating outages are controlled, temporary interruptions of service designed to ease the load on the electric grid.  To see recent reports on the grid load, click here. The outages last anywhere from 10-45 minutes and the locations and durations are determined by the local utilities. Critical need customers such as hospitals and nursing homes are generally not included It is not known at this time how long the need for rotating outages will last....
  • Military Meals for Storm Victims Are Safe, Officials Say

    02/06/2009 3:50:39 PM PST · by SandRat · 12 replies · 621+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2009 – Though some of them contain peanut butter, the 660,000 packaged military meals the Defense Logistics Agency and Federal Emergency Management Agency are shipping to Kentucky and Arkansas storm victims are safe, officials here said. The meals -- known as “Meals, Ready to Eat,” or “MREs” -- will replace the commercial meal kits that have been distributed to the storm victims. DLA’s Defense Distribution Center in New Cumberland, Pa., is arranging shipment of the meals, scheduled for delivery today. A recent Food and Drug Administration recall of some products containing peanut butter has prompted the Defense...
  • Guard troops find 92-year-old ice storm survivor

    02/03/2009 4:53:59 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 16 replies · 1,425+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 3, 2009 | DANIEL SHEA
    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – As Sgt. Michael Franks pulled up to a shack resting among the ice-coated limbs of a forest in northeast Arkansas, he said he couldn't believe that anyone was living on the property
  • My letter to PBS Ombudsman Michael Getler

    02/03/2009 4:59:41 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 2 replies · 463+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 2/3/2009 | Moneyrunner
    Last evening’s story on the tragic ice storm in Kentucky and surrounding states contrasted strangely with the reporting surrounding hurricane Katrina. The story was largely upbeat with local responders coping with the horrific after-effects of the storm. Note that dozens of people died as a result of the storm so it was not merely inconvenient. Hundreds of thousands are still without power or heat and may be for as long as a month in freezing temperatures during the coldest winter in a decade. The primary contrast was the fact the report made absolutely no mention of FEMA or – for...
  • FEMA gets decent marks for its ice storm response

    02/02/2009 4:00:15 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 42 replies · 1,493+ views
    Associated Press ^ | February 2, 2009 | By ROGER ALFORD
    EDDYVILLE, Ky. (AP) — In the first real test of the Obama administration's ability to respond to a disaster, Kentucky officials are giving the federal government good marks for its response to a deadly ice storm. Yet more than 300,000 residents remained without power Monday and some areas had yet to see aid workers nearly a week after the storm, a fact not lost on some local authorities. "We haven't seen FEMA. They haven't been here," said Jaime Green, a spokeswoman for the emergency operations center in Lyon County, about 95 miles northwest of Nashville, Tenn. Federal authorities insisted they...
  • Kentucky Reeling from Ice Storm; Slow FEMA Response Hit

    02/02/2009 4:19:28 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 62 replies · 2,088+ views
    Insurance Journal ^ | Feb. 2, 2009 | Bruce Schreiner
    In some parts of rural Kentucky, they're getting water the old-fashioned way -- with pails from a creek. There's not room for one more sleeping bag on the shelter floor. The creative are flushing their toilets with melted snow. At least 42 people have died, including in Kentucky five from the storm and six others suspected to be storm-related, and conditions are worsening in many places days after an ice storm knocked out power to 1.3 million customers from the Plains to the East Coast. About a million people were still without electricity Friday, and with no hope that the...
  • Ice Storms Strike the Heartland: Where’s Obama?

    02/02/2009 10:59:11 AM PST · by AJKauf · 35 replies · 1,491+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | February 2 | Steve Gill
    Last week a massive ice storm struck the heartland of America, leaving at least 42 dead and millions without power or water. Days later there are still over a million people in Kentucky who have no power, no water, and no communications. They could have to survive this way for weeks! The conditions are dire and getting worse, with some storm survivors carrying pails of water from creeks. Thousands more are living in shelters with no timetable for returning home. FEMA is nowhere to be found. Amid this catastrophe, where is President Barack Obama? While millions are struggling were struggling...
  • Is it racist to let white people freeze to death in Kentucky while Obama parties?

    02/01/2009 7:20:12 AM PST · by moneyrunner · 25 replies · 1,509+ views
    The Virginian ^ | 2/1/2009 | Moneyrunner
    We may want to remind ourselves of media and political coverage of past natural disasters because the media remains besotted with Team Obama, and... by the way it's day 7 of dozens of people freezing to death in the Midwest and where's the Obama government? ... Let’s see… what’s the media’s reaction to the catastrophe in Kentucky where more than 45 people have died during a “global warming” ice storm. ... Ed Driscoll has a fair headline: Obama Dozed, People Froze! Headline via the The Sundries Shack, which asks, "Has anyone seen FEMA lately?" It seems we have people dying...
  • Ky. asks Obama to speed federal aid for ice storm

    02/02/2009 9:29:42 AM PST · by TornadoAlley3 · 61 replies · 1,875+ views
    AP ^ | 02/02/09 | JOE BIESK
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's governor will ask President Barack Obama on Monday to speed up federal aid dollars as costs spiral past $45 million for emergency work to restore power, hand out water and food and clear debris across the state hit hard by an icy winter storm last week.
  • Where is FEMA and Obama now ?! Where is CNN ?!

    02/02/2009 7:15:18 AM PST · by mnehring · 49 replies · 2,129+ views
    The following things happened within 100 hours after Hurricane Katrina smashed into the Louisiana/Mississippi coastline in 2005. The Anchoress wrote: Before Katrina struck, New Orleans and surrounding areas had been declared “disasters” by President Bush, who did so in order to expedite the delivery of monies and services needed to cope with what everyone believed would be a very bad storm. Actually, he did the same thing, last year, for Hurricane Charley, and was criticized for doing so by some, but that’s not important right now.Between 2,500 and 3,000 people have been rescued by the Coast Guard, National Guard and...
  • Ohio Humvees Help In Kentucky Storm Relief (electric cars not mentioned) GO AIR FORCE!

    02/01/2009 1:21:44 PM PST · by Libloather · 46 replies · 1,241+ views
    Whiz News ^ | 2/01/09 | Jennifer Steck
    Ohio Humvees Help In Kentucky Storm ReliefSun, Feb 01, 2009. 03:31 PM By: Jennifer Steck Louisville, KY. (AP) -- Airmen from the National Guard are headed to Ohio to pick up Humvees to aid in relief efforts from the ice storm that has crippled parts of Kentucky, especially in the western region. Sgt. Phil Speck of the Kentucky Air National Guard says the Airmen will board a C-130 in Louisville on Sunday afternoon to fly to Columbus, Ohio. They'll drive back to Kentucky in the Ohio National Guard's humvees and spread out to areas of western Kentucky where they are...
  • Ice-battered Kentucky pleads for help from storm(FEMA a no show)

    01/31/2009 1:47:57 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 95 replies · 4,048+ views
    MARION, Ky. – A crippling winter storm has plunged about a million customers into the dark from the Midwest to the East Coast, and thousands of people in ice-caked Kentucky have sought refuge in motels and shelters. Dozens of deaths have been reported and many people are pleading for a faster response to the power outages. Some in rural Kentucky ran short of food and bottled water, and resorted to dipping buckets in a creek.
  • Life after ice storm dire, getting worse in spots (WHERE'S OBAMA...is this his Katrina?)

    01/31/2009 7:01:33 AM PST · by blueyon · 117 replies · 3,658+ views
    AP ^ | Jan 30 2009 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    MARION, Ky. – In some parts of rural Kentucky, they're getting water the old-fashioned way — with pails from a creek. There's not room for one more sleeping bag on the shelter floor. The creative are flushing their toilets with melted snow. At least 42 people have died, including 11 in Kentucky, and conditions are worsening in many places days after an ice storm knocked out power to 1.3 million customers from the Plains to the East Coast. And with no hope that the lights will come back on soon, small communities are frantically struggling to help their residents.
  • Nearly 1M still without power in ice storm's wake

    01/31/2009 12:40:37 PM PST · by cp124 · 11 replies · 582+ views
    My Way News ^ | 1/31/08 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    MURRAY, Ky. (AP) - Utility crews renewed work in subfreezing temperatures Saturday in their effort to put the power back on for nearly a million customers left in the dark by an ice storm that crippled parts of several states this week. Thousands of people in ice-caked Kentucky awoke in motels and shelters, asked to leave their homes by authorities who said emergency teams in some areas were too strapped to reach everyone in need of food, water and warmth.
  • [KY Gov] Beshear Calls Up Entire Nat'l Guard Due To Ice Storm

    01/31/2009 4:57:04 PM PST · by upchuck · 57 replies · 1,816+ views
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Gov. Steve Beshear is ordering the largest call-up of National Guard forces in Kentucky state history. A state official said about 438,000 Kentucky homes and businesses remain without electricity following this week's ice storm. Beshear called up all of his Army National Guard troops and some Air National Guard units to get the state back on its feet following the crippling ice storm. "This is the largest state call-up of Kentucky National Guard forces in the history of the commonwealth," Beshear said. "It represents the strongest possible effort to relieve human suffering and ensure the safety and...
  • Ice-battered Kentucky pleads for help from storm (People Dying by the Dozens In the Midwest)

    01/31/2009 7:24:23 PM PST · by Bell407Pilot · 52 replies · 2,038+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 1-31-2009 | BRUCE SCHREINER
    At least 42 people have died in the icy arc of destruction that began in the Midwest. At least nine deaths were reported in Arkansas, six each in Texas and Missouri, three in Virginia, two each in Oklahoma, Indiana and West Virginia and one in Ohio. Most were blamed on hypothermia, traffic accidents and carbon monoxide poisoning from generators.
  • 'We're in for a long haul' (Kentucky remians paralyzed while Obama enjoys a Super Bowl party)

    02/01/2009 5:58:00 AM PST · by Bulldawg Fan · 69 replies · 2,470+ views
    www.kentucky.com ^ | 2/1/09 | Jack Brammer, Valerie Spears
    Governor calls up record number of Guard troops Some 4,600 Kentucky National Guard troops are part of a record-setting effort to dig out from a paralyzing winter storm that continues to leave hundreds of thousands Kentuckians in the dark and is being blamed on a growing number of deaths. "We're in for a long haul here," said Gov. Steve Beshear at a Saturday night press conference at the Boone Guard Center in Frankfort. Kentucky "is in the middle of the biggest natural disaster this state has ever experienced in modern history." Beshear said state officials have confirmed seven deaths as...
  • Obama: ' I Guess Hillbillies Really Are As Dumb As Everyone Says' [Satire]

    While hundreds of thousands of people in Kentucky go without heat or electricity due to this week’s ice storm, President Barack Obama explained his indifference to the weather-related tragedy by saying “I’ve been kinda busy this week, and besides, I don’t care about white people, anyway.” After the vicious winter storm swept through the state, more than half a million people Kentuckians were left shivering in the dark. “We’ve got lots of counties that do not have any communication, any heat, any power,” Steve Beshear, the state’s governor, said Wednesday. “I can’t believe they’re closing down the state because of...
  • Time to FReep Fox News website about the Ice Storm.

    01/31/2009 4:59:35 PM PST · by thatjoeguy · 82 replies · 2,231+ views
    I think its time we raise a stink about the lack of news coverage regarding the Ice Storm and what appears to be a lack of concern from Obama's administration. Head on over to Fox News website, scroll down to the bottom for the news tip box (lower left) and ask them why they are not raising questions regarding what is being done by the administration to help. Obama seems so intent on getting the porkulus bill passed he's ignoring the emergency and the struggle of regular American's in just getting the basics like WATER! Ok, I'm done for now....
  • Power's return could take weeks in Ky., Ark. (And A New Storm is Coming)

    01/29/2009 7:03:43 PM PST · by justa-hairyape · 148 replies · 3,255+ views
    Associated Press ^ | January 29th 2009 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    PADUCAH, Ky. – Storm-battered residents of several states hunkered down in frigid homes and shelters Thursday, expecting to spend at least a week without power and waiting in long lines to buy generators, firewood, groceries and bottled water.
  • Where is the Outrage!?

    01/29/2009 8:29:25 AM PST · by NorCoGOP · 50 replies · 1,212+ views
    NorCOGOP Vanity | 1/29/09 | NorCOGOP
    Here we are, a week into Obama's presidency. Three days ago, a MAJOR ice storm crippled states in the south, midwest, and east. Over a million people are still without power. Just today, Obama, our "dear leader," finally declared some of the affected parts of our country "disaster areas." This is exactly the same amount of time (if not more), than it took President George W. Bush to declare following Hurricane Katrina. So where is the outrage? Why isn't the White House doing more to solve this tragedy?Where are the FEMA trailers?Why weren't residents warned and evacuated sooner?Why wasn't there...
  • Catastrophic ice storm over AR, MO, KY

    01/27/2009 6:06:36 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 162 replies · 4,865+ views
    various
    reports coming in of major damage from 1-2 inches of ice over the area..its still raining with temps below freezing in many areas. information is sketchy but major damage to infrastructure are trickling in. Damage to houses from falling trees, multiple power poles down, and widespread power outages Travel is impossible in many area because of 100's of downed trees blocking the roads. Fires are reported in some area widespread state of emergencies issued Northern AR, SE MO and western KY seems to the the hardest hit so far..but things are icing up fast now in the Louisville/Lexington areas too
  • Photos: New England Ice Storm

    12/14/2008 1:57:31 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 85 replies · 15,650+ views
    New England Ice Storm
  • Midwest Plastered by More Deadly Ice

    12/11/2007 9:55:27 AM PST · by Turret Gunner A20 · 54 replies · 104+ views
    Peoplepc Online ^ | December 11, 2007 | Staff
    Midwest Plastered by More Deadly Ice Tuesday, December 11, 2007 DES MOINES, Iowa - A thick glaze of ice brought down power lines and cut electricity to hundreds of thousands of people, closed schools and canceled flights Tuesday as a major ice storm coated the nation's midsection. At least 22 deaths had been blamed on the storm system since the waves of sleet and freezing rain started during the weekend. Officials in Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma had declared states of emergency. President Bush declared an emergency in Oklahoma on Tuesday, ordering federal aid to supplement state and local response efforts....
  • Winter Storm Warning for Midwest/Ice Storm Warning [see 129]

    01/13/2007 4:05:55 PM PST · by sully777 · 239 replies · 9,015+ views
    weather.gov ^ | 1-13- 2007
    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI 602 PM EST SAT JAN 13 2007 ...WINTRY MIX EXPECTED LATE TONIGHT AND SUNDAY... .AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE OVER THE CENTRAL PLAINS SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TONIGHT AND SUNDAY. SOME LIGHT MIXED PRECIPITATION IN THE FORM OF FREEZING RAIN...SLEET AND SNOW WILL IMPACT THE AREA AS THIS DISTURBANCE PASSES THROUGH. MIZ056>059-064>067-071>074-140715- /O.CON.KGRR.WW.Y.0001.070114T0500Z-070114T2100Z/ OTTAWA-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-ALLEGAN-BARRY-EATON-INGHAM-VAN BUREN- KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...JENISON...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA... ST. JOHNS...HOLLAND...HASTINGS...CHARLOTTE...LANSING... SOUTH HAVEN...KALAMAZOO...BATTLE CREEK...JACKSON 602 PM EST SAT JAN 13 2007 ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 4 PM EST SUNDAY... A WINTER...
  • Old Man Winter Brings Ice Storm Warnings, Watches (Ok,Tx,Ks,Mo,Il)

    01/12/2007 2:58:37 PM PST · by Sally'sConcerns · 153 replies · 3,071+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | 01/12/2007 | self
    Large parts of Oklahoma as well as Illinois, Texas and Missouri are under an Ice Storm Warning. Parts of Kansas are under either a Winter Storm Warning or Watch. Let us know how the warnings and watches are affecting your area and if you've been to the store yet.
  • MN: Meth sting leads to 15 arrests (mix of Mexican legal and illegal immigrants)

    10/14/2005 9:25:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 960+ views
    Echo Press ^ | 10/12/05 | Celeste Beam
    Fifteen people in central Minnesota have been arrested in what authorities are calling one of the largest methamphetamine investigations in the state to date. On Tuesday, October 4 investigators from the Central Minnesota Drug Task Force, which dubbed the investigation “Operation Ice Storm,” executed warrants at six residences in the Melrose area and three search warrants at local banks. More than 50 officers from 14 additional law enforcement agencies assisted in Operation Ice Storm. This was the second phase of the nearly one-year investigation. About 16 pounds of methamphetamine, which has an estimated street value of close to $716,000, was...
  • Metro Area Gets Ready for a Night of Ice (Atlanta)

    01/28/2005 4:29:31 PM PST · by groanup · 45 replies · 908+ views
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | 01/28/2005 | unknown
    Rush hour commuters tried to beat the first winter storm of the season home Friday afternoon as light sleet fell across metro Atlanta. Forecasters predict the storm, which began arriving in the western suburbs in mid-afternoon, could develop into a long siege of freezing rain, glazed impassable streets, starting about 9 p.m. tonight and lasting into Saturday afternoon.
  • Storm hijacks lives; residents try to cope(Ks Icestorm)

    01/06/2005 4:18:45 PM PST · by aft_lizard · 13 replies · 427+ views
    The Wichita Eagle ^ | Thursday, Jan 06, 2005 | ROY WENZL AND KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH
    Storm hijacks lives; residents try to cope Wichitans without power seek shelter while those with power pray they can hang on to it. BY ROY WENZL AND KATHERINE LEAL UNMUTH The Wichita Eagle It sounded like gunfire, but it wasn't. Pop. Pop. Pop. So many tree branches broke, and so many power transformers blew up, that people called police. Then came recovery. For their parents, for their children, for themselves, and even for their Chihuahuas, people in Wichita worked to stay warm and alive Wednesday. As her five Chihuahuas yapped, Lisa Pennington described where she would sleep if the power...
  • Major Winter Storm Affects U.S. with Snow, Ice, and Flooding

    01/04/2005 7:37:40 AM PST · by nwctwx · 69 replies · 1,796+ views
    THE WIDESPREAD THREE DAY WINTER EVENT ACROSS MOST OF THE COUNTRY BEGINS DURING THE DAY 1 PERIOD. -Hydrometeorological Prediction Center (Link)Current U.S. Warnings MapCurrent U.S. Winter Storm WarningsHeavy Snow and Ice OutlookCurrent Weather PhotosDiscuss the storm with Meteorologists and Hobbyists @ Eastern U.S. Weather Forum
  • Severe Winter Weather...

    01/26/2004 8:53:35 AM PST · by I_love_weather · 58 replies · 206+ views
    NWS
    Reports of thunderstorms with heavy freezing rain in Georgia. August trees down... Kids in school now stuck at school. Forecast to be the worst ice storm in decades... Two or three more storm systems forecasted this week to bring heavy snow and ice to the Middle Atlantic and the Northeast.
  • Arkansas - Ice Storm Warning issued for most of state - Half-inch accumulation expected

    02/25/2003 8:32:51 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 166+ views
    National Weather Service ^ | February 25, 2003
    URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LITTLE ROCK AR 1014 PM CST TUE FEB 25 2003 .ANOTHER WEAK LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE ACROSS ARKANSAS TONIGHT AND EARLY WEDNESDAY. VERY COLD ARCTIC AIR WITH TEMPERATURES BELOW FREEZING WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE STATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY. FREEZING RAIN HAS BEGUN ACROSS SOUTH ARKANSAS THIS EVENING...AND THE PRECIPITATION WILL SPREAD ACROSS CENTRAL AND NORTHERN ARKANSAS LATE TONIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY MORNING. ARZ025-032>034-042>047-052>057-062>069-261000- ARKANSAS-BRADLEY-CALHOUN-CLARK-CLEVELAND-DALLAS-DESHA-DREW-FAULKNER- GARLAND-GRANT-HOT SPRING-JACKSON-JEFFERSON-LINCOLN-LONOKE-MONROE- OUACHITA-PIKE-PRAIRIE-PULASKI-SALINE-WHITE-WOODRUFF- 1014 PM CST TUE FEB 25 2003 ...ICE STORM WARNING FOR THIS EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY MORNING... ...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT......
  • Major Ice Storm Hits New England

    11/17/2002 2:48:22 PM PST · by nutmeg · 27 replies · 244+ views
    The Washington Post via Drudge ^ | Sunday, November 17, 2002 | AP
    The Associated Press Sunday, November 17, 2002; 12:09 PM LITCHFIELD, Conn. –– New England's first major ice storm of the season spread freezing rain across the region Sunday, downing trees and knocking out power to more than 140,000 people. More than a half inch of ice had accumulated in parts of northern and western Connecticut, and more than 130,000 Northeast Utility customers were without power there. Several towns in the northwest part of the state set up emergency shelters while 120 linemen worked to restore power Sunday morning. "It's ice, it is wind, it is branches hitting lines," said utility...