Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has outlined an action plan to address future severe weather events based on an internal review he ordered after Georgia was caught unprepared for a winter storm in late January.
The latest winter storm to pound Georgia with ice and snow caused an estimated $25 million in damage.
Small armies of utility workers labored to turn the lights — and the heat — back on for hundreds of thousands of Southerners as a winter storm that left them without power threatened major cities further up the East Coast.
Remnants of snow and ice prompt airlines to ground about 775 flights into and out of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
Emergency responders say at least seven people have been hospitalized in sledding accidents throughout Georgia.
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Emergency management workers in the Atlanta area were preparing to spring into action as rain — and temperatures — were falling early Wednesday, potentially leading to “catastrophic” ice conditions across the region.
Much of the nation has been grappling with severe winter weather for the past few weeks – and forecasts do not indicate any signs of relief.
In a dire warning Tuesday, forecasters said a potentially “catastrophic” winter storm threatened to bring a thick layer of ice to Georgia and other parts of the South, causing widespread power outages that could leave people in the dark for days.
Gov. Robert Bentley issued a state of emergency for all of Alabama amid an approaching winter storm that prompted schools and businesses to announce closures or late openings Tuesday in northern counties forecast to get the brunt of any ice, sleet or snow.