ice storm News

South Carolina Town’s Residents Say State Missed Storm Debris

Four months after an ice storm paralyzed South Carolina, some Orangeburg residents say the state has yet to pick up storm debris from their neighborhood. The Times and Democrat of Orangeburg reports that residents along two streets that are maintained …

Georgia Counties Get Federal Storm Aid

President Barack Obama has signed a declaration ordering federal aid for 39 Georgia counties that were impacted by an ice storm in mid-February. White House officials said Thursday that federal funding would be made available to state and local governments, …

South Carolina Governor Compares Ice Storm to Hurricane

Gov. Nikki Haley says this week’s ice and snow storm has devastated parts of South Carolina worse than a hurricane. The Republican governor said Friday her driving tour of downtown Aiken made her understand why the storm left 350,000 people …

Historic Georgia Building Partially Collapses During Ice Storm

Fire officials say the poor condition of a historic building in midtown Atlanta contributed to its partial collapse during an ice storm. Atlanta Fire Rescue spokeswoman Janet Ward says the Craigie House was undergoing renovations because of years of rot …

Residential Insured Losses Reach $30M in North Texas Ice Storm

Damage from this month’s North Texas ice storm has reached at least $30 million in residential insured losses, according to an industry group. Officials with the Insurance Council of Texas said the losses include homes damaged by downed trees, broken …

Tulsa Finishing Up Cleanup From July Windstorm

Crews in Tulsa, Okla., are in the final stages of debris cleanup from a major windstorm in July, but the operation has already used up more than one-third of the overtime funds normally set aside for snow and ice removal, …

FEMA Assessing Storm Damage in South Dakota

Federal Emergency Management Agency officials have started assessing damage in Sioux Falls, S.D., and the surrounding region from a three-day snow and ice storm last month. The effort could pave the way for federal aid to help with recovery. Gov. …