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2009 ice storm: Many lessons learned from disaster

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

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Altha Robinson of Sikeston poses outside her home on Lora Street while holding a photo of the remnants of the ice storm that hit the region Jan. 26-28, 2009. Thousands of residents were without power for weeks while debris clean up lasted into the summer. Leonna Heuring, staff
SIKESTON -- A year ago today Southeast Missouri residents like Altha Robinson of Sikeston awoke to ice-covered roads and downed trees and power lines.

Robinson, who worked part-time for a local school district, said she turned on the TV the morning of Jan. 27 to see if her school was canceled. It was so she went back to bed like she did every other snow day.

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