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January 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
An ice storm that cracked tree limbs and glazed roads knocked out power to millions of people in the Northeast and Canada on Thursday, while the same huge system brought violent weather and flooding to the South. At least 16 people died. "I'd rather be buried in 10 feet of snow!" Tricia Rollins hollered over the roar of a chain saw that removed part of a huge tree that crashed onto her front lawn in Augusta, Maine.
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January 19, 1998 | Reuters
More than 280,000 Canadian homes and businesses--about 700,000 people--remained without power Sunday despite massive efforts by an army of workers to repair the devastating effects of the country's worst ice storm in living memory. In Quebec, worst hit by the blackout, 252,000 customers were waiting to be reconnected, and an official at the Hydro-Quebec utility said many would have to remain without power for a third week.
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NEWS
August 8, 1989
Hurricane Dean picked up speed as it headed north toward eastern Canada, a day after sideswiping Bermuda with 110-m.p.h. winds, torrential rains and pounding surf. A hurricane warning was issued for Sable Island, Nova Scotia, with a high-wind warning for St. Johns and the Avalon Peninsula. Tropical storm warnings were issued for the coastal areas of southern and eastern Newfoundland, the National Hurricane Center said in Coral Gables, Fla.
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January 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses sat cold and dark across the Northeast on Saturday as utility crews backed by National Guard troops hacked through the wreckage of trees brought down by a vast ice storm. Utilities cautioned that it could be days before all power is restored, or even weeks in some places. President Clinton declared a federal state of emergency Saturday for a five-county area of northern New York state, where Gov.
NEWS
January 19, 1998 | Reuters
More than 280,000 Canadian homes and businesses--about 700,000 people--remained without power Sunday despite massive efforts by an army of workers to repair the devastating effects of the country's worst ice storm in living memory. In Quebec, worst hit by the blackout, 252,000 customers were waiting to be reconnected, and an official at the Hydro-Quebec utility said many would have to remain without power for a third week.
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January 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Quebeckers reeling from a devastating ice storm were hit with more freezing rain as repair crews struggled to restore power to more than 400,000 homes. Authorities said it could take four days or more to restore power to all the affected homes. Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard pledged financial aid for hard-hit communities. The storm hit Montreal the hardest, knocking down power lines and trees, closing schools and businesses and turning roads into treacherously slippery surfaces.
NEWS
January 11, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses sat cold and dark across the Northeast on Saturday as utility crews backed by National Guard troops hacked through the wreckage of trees brought down by a vast ice storm. Utilities cautioned that it could be days before all power is restored, or even weeks in some places. President Clinton declared a federal state of emergency Saturday for a five-county area of northern New York state, where Gov.
NEWS
August 2, 1987 | Associated Press
Rescuers searched for survivors in shattered homes and factories Saturday after the deadliest tornado to hit Canada in 75 years devastated parts of Edmonton and killed at least 25 people. About 200 others were injured in Friday afternoon's twister. Alberta provincial medical examiner Dr. John Butt said 25 people were killed. There had been some confusion over casualties because of double-counting in the wake of the devastation.
NEWS
December 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Search vessels struggled through a savage storm in the Gulf of St. Lawrence but found none of the 39 seamen missing since two cargo ships sank in raging seas. The 23 crew members of the Vanuatu-registered Capitaine Torres abandoned ship 40 miles north of Cape Breton after sending a distress call saying their cargo of containers had shifted. Two life rafts and a lifeboat, all empty, were found by coast guard cutters.
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January 10, 1998 | From Associated Press
Canada's worst ice storm on record wreaked havoc across five eastern provinces Friday, halting air travel, shutting down the nation's busiest rail corridor and forcing 3 million people to endure another frigid day without power. The death toll from the five-day onslaught rose to 10. The three latest victims were all from hard-hit Montreal: an elderly couple killed in one of many house fires and a 90-year-old woman who died of hypothermia after refusing to leave her unheated home.
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January 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
An ice storm that cracked tree limbs and glazed roads knocked out power to millions of people in the Northeast and Canada on Thursday, while the same huge system brought violent weather and flooding to the South. At least 16 people died. "I'd rather be buried in 10 feet of snow!" Tricia Rollins hollered over the roar of a chain saw that removed part of a huge tree that crashed onto her front lawn in Augusta, Maine.
NEWS
January 8, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Quebeckers reeling from a devastating ice storm were hit with more freezing rain as repair crews struggled to restore power to more than 400,000 homes. Authorities said it could take four days or more to restore power to all the affected homes. Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard pledged financial aid for hard-hit communities. The storm hit Montreal the hardest, knocking down power lines and trees, closing schools and businesses and turning roads into treacherously slippery surfaces.
NEWS
December 9, 1989 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Search vessels struggled through a savage storm in the Gulf of St. Lawrence but found none of the 39 seamen missing since two cargo ships sank in raging seas. The 23 crew members of the Vanuatu-registered Capitaine Torres abandoned ship 40 miles north of Cape Breton after sending a distress call saying their cargo of containers had shifted. Two life rafts and a lifeboat, all empty, were found by coast guard cutters.
NEWS
August 9, 1989
Hurricane Dean was downgraded to a tropical storm after dumping almost 2 inches of rain on parts of Canada's Newfoundland province and roaring through the tiny French islands of St. Pierre and Miquelon but causing little damage. Dean spent most of its remaining gale-force winds on the hilly landscape of Newfoundland, dropping an inch of rain on Gander and close to 2 inches in central areas, according to the Canadian Hurricane Center in Halifax. Dean's winds, at 70 m.p.h.
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