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Fatal Nationwide Freeze

Over 80 people died amid a nationwide cold snap over the past week as arctic air pushed south as far as Texas and Florida. Frigid temperatures and ice storms are expected in much of the eastern two-thirds of the country today before a rapid rise in temperatures later in the week, a weather seesaw likely to prompt flooding. 

Ice storms left nearly 50,000 households without power over the weekend in Oregon, where a state of emergency was declared. Memphis, Tennessee, set a daily record low last week as several water mains burst and prompted a citywide boil advisory. LaPorte County in Indiana saw a record 2 feet of lake-effect snow Friday, while football fans in Buffalo, New York, were once again tasked with shoveling snow from the Bills' Highmark Stadium ahead of last night's NFL playoff game. 

Seventy percent of winter weather-related deaths occur in vehicle accidents, and the majority of victims are men over the age of 40. Learn more here

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