WEATHER: The Makings of Real Disasters'

For eleven days the Welches were as isolated as if they had been marooned in Antarctica. The blizzard that swept over their home 35 miles south of Buffalo left drifts that were 15 ft. high. When five-year-old Craig ran a fever of 105°, getting a doctor was out of the question. Elizabeth Welch brought down her son's temperature by simply packing him in what was closest at hand: snow. Last week the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finally rescued the family of four by breaking through the sea of white with a roar...

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