'Catastrophic' Ice Storm May Leave So...

'Catastrophic' Ice Storm May Leave Southern States in the Dark

There are 1 comment on the Mashable story from Feb 11, 2014, titled 'Catastrophic' Ice Storm May Leave Southern States in the Dark. In it, Mashable reports that:

Over the next three days, a winter storm will likely plunge large parts of the southeastern U.S., including storm-weary Georgia, into darkness as a "catastrophic" load of ice knocks down trees and power lines.

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Joliet, IL

#1 Feb 11, 2014
"May" leave southern states in the dark?!? They are predicting up to an inch of ice with this storm. When you receive over three quarters of an inch of ice,*everybody* loses electricity! Residential grade power lines are simply not built or designed to handle much more in fact than about a third of an inch of ice, especially with the kinds of winds predicted. For those who have house plants, especially valuable ones, although it is expected to warm into the 60s by Sunday and Monday and through most of next week, nighttime lows are expected to be sub freezing Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and possibly Saturday night of this week, so you better keep those windows tightly closed! One way of keeping your plants a bit warmer at night is to open the blinds/drapes on any south, west, and east facing windows that are in your house.

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