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January 17, 1998 | From Times Wire Services
Up to 18 inches of snow blanketed parts of the Northeast on Friday, hampering efforts to restore power that's been off since last week's ice storm and further dampening the spirits of winter-weary residents. About 59,500 customers were without power Friday in Maine, where 4 to 8 inches of snow fell. Up to 18 inches fell in northern New York, where 62,800 customers were without power.
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March 7, 2001 | From Associated Press
After failing to live up to its billing in the Mid-Atlantic states, a big late-winter storm piled snow 2 1/2 feet deep in New England on Tuesday and hammered the coast with waves that threw rocks as big as bowling balls across shoreline roads. Hundreds of flights were canceled and schools were closed across the Northeast for a second day, and workers in Rhode Island's state lottery office fled just before the roof collapsed under the weight of snow and ice. No one was hurt.
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January 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Snow and freezing rain made for a white-knuckle Thursday across the Northeast and Midwest, and in Detroit's snowbound neighborhoods people were told if they wanted their mail, they'd have to come out into the streets and get it. The Motor City also canceled school indefinitely. In the Maine hamlet of Allagash, people stayed indoors to avoid the lowest temperature ever recorded in the state: 55 below zero, breaking the record of minus 48 set in Van Buren in 1925. Hell, Mich.
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January 22, 2001 | Associated Press
The second major snowstorm to hit the Northeast this season left snow as much as a foot deep Sunday and caused scattered traffic accidents and airline delays. The deepest snow fell in eastern Pennsylvania, with 12 inches at Morgantown in Berks County. Parts of New Jersey got 10 inches, and 9 inches had accumulated by Sunday morning at Mansfield, Mass. Up to 10 inches fell in parts of the Washington metropolitan area.
NEWS
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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February 9, 1994 | From Times Wire Services
Snow and freezing rain fell over much of the nation Tuesday, creating havoc for travelers and forcing schools and businesses to close. New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani postponed his first State of the City speech and declared a limited snow emergency. With snow falling in the New York area at a rate of up to three inches an hour, the three major airports halted all inbound flights for most of the day. Only a handful of planes managed to take off in near-zero visibility, officials said.
BUSINESS
December 15, 1992 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Storm to Boost Insurers' Payouts: The storm that lashed the Northeast with driving winds, rain and snow last week will also inflict damage on the insurance industry, already battered by a series of natural catastrophes this year. Insurance company officials say it is too early to say how big a hit they will take. They noted, however, that losses would be minimized because the most serious damage was flooding, which is covered by the federal National Flood Insurance Program.
NEWS
November 22, 1988
A cold front brought strong winds to the Atlantic Coast from Washington to New England, prompting the National Weather Service to warn of heavy wind gusts, flying debris and wet leaves on slippery roads. The winds downed trees and knocked out electricity to more than 23,000 homes. The South rebounded from nearly two dozen weekend tornadoes that killed two people in Mississippi and injured several others.
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May 25, 1988 | from Times Wire Services
Thunderstorms erupted over the Southeast Tuesday and hail and high winds raked Alabama, Georgia and the Carolinas, while severe storms in the Northeast left thousands of homes without electricity. In Quincy, Mass., lightning struck the chimney at Atherton Hough Elementary School, smashed a hole in the roof and cut off power. There were no injuries, but classes were over for the day for the 297 pupils, Rita Fornaro at the school said.
NEWS
August 6, 1989 | From United Press International
Severe thunderstorms unleashing high winds swept across much of the Midwest and parts of the Northeast on Saturday, triggering mudslides and flooding in Vermont and blowing the front off a Nebraska drugstore. Flooding destroyed one house, two bridges and damaged several highways in Plainsfield, Vt., while heavy rains pushed the Winooski and Dog River in Montpelier, Vt., out of its banks and caused several mudslides on Route 125, between Hancock and Middlebury, the National Weather Service said.
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January 1, 2001 | From Times Wire Services
In cities and towns across the Northeast and other regions Sunday, residents began shrugging off the crippling effects of the first major blizzard in five years to sweep through the region. After touring snow-covered Philadelphia, Mayor John Street lifted an order that had allowed only emergency vehicles into the downtown area, which crews continued plowing and salting Sunday.
NEWS
February 20, 2000 | From Associated Press
A winter storm that spread sleet and snow from the Midwest to Maine brought more snow to the Northeast on Saturday, while flood waters began to recede in West Virginia and residents headed home. New Hampshire picked up 5 inches of snow Saturday, another 4 inches fell on Portland, Maine, while Boston had an inch and a half of new snow, bringing two-day totals to about 10 inches in many areas. Boston's Logan International Airport saw 60% of its flights canceled Friday night.
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February 19, 2000 | From Associated Press
A storm spread snow and sleet across the Midwest and Northeast on Friday, giving many students a day off from school and frustrating thousands of travelers with flight delays and cancellations. South of the snow, heavy rain fell across portions of Kentucky, southern Indiana, southern Ohio and West Virginia. A boat capsized during a rescue effort along a swollen creek outside Charleston, W. Va., leaving one person dead and two presumed drowned. Four others were rescued.
NEWS
January 15, 1999 | From Times Wire Services
Snow and freezing rain made for a white-knuckle Thursday across the Northeast and Midwest, and in Detroit's snowbound neighborhoods people were told if they wanted their mail, they'd have to come out into the streets and get it. The Motor City also canceled school indefinitely. In the Maine hamlet of Allagash, people stayed indoors to avoid the lowest temperature ever recorded in the state: 55 below zero, breaking the record of minus 48 set in Van Buren in 1925. Hell, Mich.
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September 9, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Four people were dead and nearly 300,000 others in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania were without power when a tornado and severe thunderstorms hit, authorities said. The storms uprooted trees and downed power lines in Pennsylvania and upstate New York, then hit New York City and New Jersey. Nine New York counties and several central New Jersey municipalities were under a state of emergency.
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June 15, 1998 | From Reuters
The spring weekend brought tornadoes to Oklahoma and Kansas and record rainfall to much of New England. Through it all, no serious injuries were reported. A tornado ripped through Oklahoma City on Saturday night, tossing cars, trucks and boats through the air and cutting power lines. Three tornadoes struck north-central and northeast Kansas too, uprooting trees and downing power lines, and one did extensive damage to the Sabetha business district, officials said Sunday.
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February 10, 1987 | From United Press International
A winter storm Monday paralyzed a large section of the Northeast from Ohio to New England, shrouding Maryland and Massachusetts in blizzards and closing schools, offices and major highways with more than a foot of wind-whipped snow and five-foot drifts. "It was really bad. . . . You couldn't see your hand in front of your face," said Pat Duffy, a desk clerk at the Knights Inn in Mentor, Ohio.
NEWS
January 26, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
The second ice storm in three weeks in the region's northern states left thousands without electricity, although utilities said repair efforts were easier this time. In Maine, still recovering from the first ice storm, Central Maine Power reported 35,000 households--about 80,000 people--were without power from a storm that brought freezing rain, snow and sleet. The storm wrought its worst havoc along the coast in southern Maine.
NEWS
January 18, 1998 | From Associated Press
Clouds gave way to sunshine Saturday as utility crews labored in frigid temperatures to restore service to thousands of people in their 10th day without electricity. Maine's two largest electricity providers said Saturday that a few areas blacked out by last week's ice storm are fully back on line or close to it, although some summer homes might not see electricity until spring. "It's quiet for the first time in days. We're all enjoying that," said National Guard Master Sgt.
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