Midwest Storms Strike Hard
It sounds like my old neck of the woods is getting severe weather, including Columbus, Ohio. My friend told me late last night that they were preparing to get slammed by the storm. It looks like they will be in for a some major snow fall, and harsh weather.
A blast of snow, freezing rain and plunging temperatures created headaches for travelers Tuesday across the Midwest with canceled flights and cars and tractor-trailer rigs sliding off highways.
A blizzard warning was in effect until midnight for counties north of Indianapolis, and a foot or more of snow was possible across Indiana's midsection and parts of Illinois.
The advancing weather system unleashed severe thunderstorms and a tornado on New Orleans, knocking out power and killing an elderly woman living in a trailer provided to Hurricane Katrina victims, police superintendent Warren Riley said.
The National Weather Service said one tornado was confirmed, but there may have been others.
The hardest-hit areas in the Midwest could get up to a foot (30 cm) of snow in a band across the middle parts of Illinois, Indiana and into northwest Ohio, forecasters said.
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