During the last week of January, a tsunami of freezing rain slammed states stretching from Oklahoma to the Carolinas. Our own North Arkansas took it as bad as we have ever seen, with damage estimates even surpassing the infamous Christmas storm of 2000. Odd thing, we in central Arkansas hardly felt it. With temperatures just above the freezing we knew rain, while our northern neighbors were hit and such a way that every line and limb was lined in lead.
Sometimes my day job allows me special vantage. As is, our tour of storm damaged lands by helicopter (through glass) shows the scope, but not the real ravage of the storm. I hope, in the next days to publish some links of others that show the shock up close. Until then, you can see more storm damage starting here: http://governor.arkansas.gov/newsroom/gallery.php?do:showAlbum=1&albumId=5298958258642739649
A Story from Marvin, who weathered it all: