TWENTY YEARS LATER – THE BLIZZARD OF ’93 REMEMBERED
It’s hard to believe that it has been 20 years since the Blizzard of 1993. Snow began to fall on the evening of Friday, March 12, 1993. Some two feet fell in areas around Floyd County over that weekend.
Undoubtedly, many in Greater Rome remember where they were and what they were doing during the Blizzard of ’93. Mike Meadows, who has since retired as the owner of Walker’s Garden Center, says he remembers how people pulled together to help each other out. He adds that neighbors looked out for each other and pooled their resources. Meadows recalls how Kroger West opened as soon as it could to provide for the needs of its customers.
Many people in Floyd County were without power for about a week due to the blizzard. The storm system affected much of the eastern United States, even dumping snow down in Florida. More than 300 people died during the storm.
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