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Farmers in Midwest, South Face Freeze

March 11, 1998|From Times Wire Reports

Peach growers and other farmers deployed field heaters in a desperate effort to save their crops from a wave of arctic air washing across the snow-covered Midwest and into the South. Thousands of people still had no electricity in the Midwest, and Indiana sent helicopters searching for snowbound travelers. Flooding had chased about 7,000 people from their homes in the South. Record low temperatures included 9 below zero at Hastings, Neb.

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