Battered, beleaguered: Storm socks East Coast

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 13, 2014 at 7:10 pm •  Published: February 13, 2014
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At least 21 deaths, most of them in traffic accidents, were blamed on the storm as it made its way across the South and up the coast. A pregnant woman in New York City was struck by a snow plow and killed. Her baby was delivered by cesarean section.

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NOT SO LOVABLE: The latest round of dangerous weather threatened to disrupt deliveries of Valentine's Day flowers on Friday. "It's a godawful thing," said Mike Flood, owner of Falls Church Florist in Virginia. "We're going to lose money. There's no doubt about it." Frank Campisi of Fallon's Flowers in Raleigh, N.C., said he's had to move deliveries from Friday to Saturday and, in some cases, to Monday. "We're trying to do as much as we can, which doesn't amount to a whole lot," he said.

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UPSIDE-DOWN WEATHER: While Northeast residents suffered through bitter cold yet again, temperatures reached into the mid-60s on Thursday at the Winter Games in Sochi. Russian officials say they have not needed to tap into their snow reserves on the mountain yet and all events are taking place on schedule.

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WINTER CANCELS WINTER: A celebration of winter tourism in the Olympic village of Lake Placid, N.Y., was postponed ahead of the storm. Plans had called for visitors to take part in skiing, bobsledding and other winter sports at the sites that hosted the 1980 and 1932 Winter Olympics. A new date has not been chosen.



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