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WHAT`S GOING ON. GROUNDHOG DAY BLIZARD. WHO`S IT EFFECTING. WHO`S TAKING ACTION. THE DAMAGE. Ice and snowdrifts are closing schools across the country. TO FIND OUT MORE. North America after the storm. WHAT`S GOING ON.

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  1. WHAT`S GOING ON GROUNDHOG DAY BLIZARD WHO`S IT EFFECTING WHO`S TAKING ACTION THE DAMAGE Ice and snowdrifts are closing schools across the country TO FIND OUT MORE North America after the storm

  2. WHAT`S GOING ON The famous groundhog Punxsutawney Phil, may have claimed to not see his shadow, but it seems that Spring is never coming to the U.S. A monster snowstorm hit in late January, 2011, leaving 2 feet of snow across the third of the country. Roads were closed, many schools were shut. The storm is one of the worst in decades. Homes lost power. Tons of people were rescued from their cars that were covered in snowdrifts. “A storm like this is very rare. A storm that produced a swath of 20 inch snow is something we see every 50 years, maybe” Thomas Spriggs, a meteorologist said. Cars are covered in snow POWER WORDS Meteorologist: Someone who studies the atmosphere 1 2 3 4 5 6

  3. WHO`S IT EFFECTING The deep snow, inches of ice, and gusting winds are leaving the U.S. at a standstill. Airportpassengers had to stay at least one night in the terminals. Roads closed, cars were covered in snow. It left many people stranded in there homes. Roofs of houses collapsed, many survived, but few were not as lucky. Ice also put many people in hospitals. Over ten deaths have been reported. POWER WORDS Standstill: A situation in witch there is no movement or activity at all A car crash due to the snow 1 2 3 4 5 6

  4. Who`s Taking Actions The snow storm had many people take actions good and bad. Many people helped others (see picture), but some criminals stole stranded cars. A state ofemergency was called in many states, including Illinois, Oklahoma, and Missouri. People help get a person out of a car POWER WORDS State of emergency: A situation of national danger or disaster in witch a government suspends normal constitutional procedures in order to regain control 1 2 3 4 5 6

  5. THE DAMAGE The snow storm caused great damage around North America. Many places had too much snow on roofs causing them to collapse (see picture on right). The cost of repair sums up to $4 billion! It will take weeks to clear all the damage. For the damage of New York alone will cost about $700 million. POWER WORDS Damage: Injury or harm that reduces value or usefulness 1 2 3 4 5 6

  6. TO FIND OUT MORE TO FIND OUT MORE, GO TO THE FOLLOWING SITES; http://abcnews.go.com/US/blizzard-2011-mega-snowstorm-pounds-midwest-snow-ice/story?id=12818948 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/January31/February2/2011NorthAmericanwinterstorm http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/01/31/blizzard-2011-snow-storm_n_816710.html 3 4 5 6 1 2

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