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Worst Snow And Ice In A Generation Threaten Parts Of An Unprepared South

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January 28, 2014 AT 8:09 AM
Schools closed, hundreds of flights were scrapped and cities blew the dust off the few snowplows they have Tuesday as the Deep South hunkered down for what could be its worst snow and ice in a generation. From Texas to the Carolinas, almost 40 million people are in the storm’s path. Robert Latham, the head of the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency said, “This is a very dangerous situation. We need everyone to have an emergency plan together for this.” In New Bern, N.C., where the last 6-inch snowfall happened in 1989, forecasters said as much as 7 inches could come down. In Charleston, S.C., and Savannah, Ga., ice was the major threat — as much as a half-inch.