09 Jan '18, 2pm

[email protected] recalls storm responses from bitter winter of 1973:

.@GeorgiaGuard recalls storm responses from bitter winter of 1973:

ATLANTA - With brutally cold temperatures impacting the East Coast and with fresh memories of the snowfall accumulation that covered north Georgia in December, winter weather has been foremost in many minds. Georgia Guard members were alerted to the possibility of response missions last week, and while the order to respond did not materialize, units across the state were prepared to assist the citizens of Georgia as they have during previous emergencies. Elsewhere, states of emergency remain in effect for North Carolina, Virginia and New Jersey, as those states continued Monday to address storm-related power outages, road clearing and record low temperatures. Here, the Georgia Guard looks back at one of those emergency responses: the Winter Storms of 1973. Ice storm paralyzes north Georgia For two days in January 1973, sleet and freezing rain fell over north Georgia. Begin...

Full article: http://www.nationalguard.mil/News/Article/1410135/georgia...

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