Remembering the Blizzard of '93

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By Ellis Eskew

It's known as the "Blizzard of '93." 

The storm hit the southeast hard, dumping up to over a foot of snow in some parts and knocking out power for miles.

It also shut down schools and businesses for days.

Folks we talked to in Montgomery say they remember it well.

"We were wondering when is the power coming back on! How long is this gonna last? It did last about 7 days. Finally the power came back on. We were able to get back home and back to our normal life," said Amanda Houston.

According to the National Weather Service, the "Blizzard of '93" shattered all previous records for snowfall in most of the state.

It is one of the top ten weather stories of the 20th century for Alabama.

 

Twenty years ago this week... Much of the southeast was under a very thick blanket of snow.

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