Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Record Freeze in America

SHOOT: Climate has been on the fritz - floods in Australia, freeze all over the northern hemisphere. Here in South Africa it's also been unsually cold and wet.
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A U.S. Postal Service worker finds it easier to walk in the street rather than

COLUMBIA, S.C. – Bitter cold and snow sweeping into the eastern U.S left part of New England under record snowfall and hit Southerners with subfreezing temperatures that farmers fear could destroy strawberries and other crops.

The duration of the cold snap is unusual, especially in the South, where the weather is typically chilly for just a day or two before temperatures rebound into the 50s.

The weather caused hundreds of school closings and delays in Arkansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and the North Carolina mountains.

"It's cold and folks are trying to do whatever it takes to stay warm," said David Berry, a volunteer fire chief in Alabama.

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