Who can forget the BLIZZARD of 93 - it's been 20 years! I spent a week up in Polk Co, NC covering the rescue missions by the national guard. What do YOU remember?
Wikipedia remembers this "Storm of the Century" like this: "The weight of record snows collapsed many factory roofs in the South, and snowdrifts on the windward sides of buildings caused a few decks with substandard anchors to fall from homes. Though the storm was forecast to strike the snow-prone Appalachian Mountains, hundreds of people were nonetheless rescued from the Appalachians, many caught completely off guard on the Appalachian Trail, or visiting cabins and lodges in remote locales. Drifts up to 14 feet (4.3 m) were observed at Mount Mitchell. Snowfall totals of between 2 and 3 feet (0.61 and 0.91 m) were widespread across northwestern North Carolina. Boone, North Carolina—in a high-elevation area accustomed to heavy snowfalls—was nonetheless caught off guard by 36"+ of snow and 24 hours of temperatures below 0 °F (−18 °C) along with storm winds which (according to NCDC storm summaries) gusted as high as 110 miles per hour (180 km/h). Electricity was not restored to many isolated rural areas for a week or more, with power cuts occurring all over the east. Nearly 60,000 lightning strikes were recorded as the storm swept over the country for a total of seventy-two hours, and many may remember their local news organizations touting the term "thundersnow." As one of the most powerful storms in recent history, the storm has been described as the "Storm of the Century" by many of the areas affected."
Saying a prayer for @MissSC2014 - my tummy is in knots! Go Lanie!!!
NEW details in the coroner's report on the murdered Lexington Co children - they were killed at their home.
"Preliminary results of autopsies that were performed on Thursday, September 11 show that human remains transported to Lexington County from Alabama were the remains of five children who were killed by their father at their home near Lexington.
Lexington County Coroner Earl Wells said a forensic pathologist who performed autopsies on five sets of human remains positively identified Abigail Elizabeth Jones, 1; Gabriel Jones, 2; Nahtahn Jones, 6; Elias Jones, 7; and Merah Gracie Jones, 8, as the deceased persons.
Wells determined that each child’s death was a homicide. The cause of death for each of the five children remains under investigation by the Coroner’s Office, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and Federal Bureau of Investigation."
This bus accident sent 6 kids to Park Ridge Hospital and
9 kids to Pardee in Hendersonville area - More at noon and WSPA.com
Thanks to Hendersonville Times News for the picture
WOW! Miss SC @Lanie Hudson looks AMAZING in her evening gown! VOTE for her through midnight Thursday HERE http://www.whosay.com/l/BCl9cNf
My youngest is running for school student council president! So proud. Speech this am! #Praying4gracie! #Gracie4Prez
Incredible to think about how our world has changed in 13 years. http://www.whosay.com/l/MdU9cKG
Praying for the families forever changed by 911.
Thanks to Carmen Coursey Cato for this shot from #GroundZero
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