Blizzard Conditions

Orlando Gresham of Atlanta grabs a blanket and abandons his car in the midst of a vicious winter storm that roared up the eastern U.S. over the weekend. Wind gusts topped 100 m.p.h. in the Dry Tortugas near Key West, snowdrifts reached 6 ft. in northern Alabama, power outages affected 2 million people, and airports were shut down from Atlanta to Boston. At least 15 deaths were attributed to what TV weathermen quickly dubbed the "storm of the century," which came on the anniversary of the storm of the last century: the blizzard of 1888.

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