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Repercussions from the Big Storm With PM-Storm Rdp, Bjt

March 17, 1993

Undated (AP) _ Authorities reported at least 220 deaths related to the big storm. A breakdown, and a look at other problems from the storm and its aftermath:

ALABAMA - 16 deaths. About 165,000 households remained without power Tuesday. Eight school districts remained closed today. Agriculture suffered some of the worst losses in fruit, livestock and poultry.

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CONNECTICUT - 5 deaths. State estimates snow-removal costs at $5.9 million.

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FLORIDA - 42 deaths. An estimated 40-45,000 people remain without power. Schools in some of hardest-hit communities were closed. Coast Guard called off a search for two people lost aboard fishing boat. Insurance industry spokesman estimates damages at $500 million to $1 billion.

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GEORGIA - 14 deaths. About 79,000 still without power, down from a high of 600,000. Many schools still closed, particularly in north Georgia. Some may be closed all week.

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KENTUCKY - 5 deaths. Some schools remain closed.

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LOUISIANA - 1 death. As much as 70 percent of Louisiana’s $9 million strawberry crop was wiped out.

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MAINE - 2 deaths.

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MARYLAND - 3 deaths. Schools in five counties remazined closed today. Storm cost state and local governments $24 million in cleanup-related expenses.

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MISSISSIPPI - 1 death. Up to $50 million in revenue may be lost as a result of freezing temperatures.

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NEW YORK - 23 deaths. State still under disaster declaration, but all major roadways open, and air, train and bus services back in operation.

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NEW JERSEY - 7 deaths. Newark Airport opened third runway today. At least one school district remained closed. Initial reporting from municipalities show at least $3.7 million in actual storm damage and costs associated with snow removal.

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NORTH CAROLINA - 8 deaths. About 45,000 were without electricity. 24 missing Michigan campers found by helicopter crews. Some schools still closed today. Gov. Jim Hunt sought a federal disaster declaration for 40 counties: 25 in the mountains and 15 on the coast and in the coastal plai. Snow removal costs were estimated at $10.5 million.

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PENNSYLVANIA - 49 deaths. Many schools and colleges remain closed. 30 remain in two shelters statewide. State and local officials say they have spent $60 million so far on snow removal.

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SOUTH CAROLINA - 1 death. About 20,000 customers still without power in Charleston area. One home, one business and eight mobile homes destroyed by the wind. Wind damage to tomatoes and tobacco and some freeze damage to early peaches.

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TENNESSEE - 14 deaths. Nearly 1,000 people remain in 27 shelters. 8,000 phone customers without service, 56,000 people without electricity, most across East Tennessee. National Guard and others continue search for some 50 snowbound hikers.

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VIRGINIA - 12 deaths. A few schools still closed today. Damage estimated at $12 million.

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WEST VIRGINIA - 4 deaths. Many schools reopened today.

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Other storm-related casualties:

Cuba - 3 dead.

Gulf of Mexico off Florida - 5 dead, 16 missing.

Off coast of Nova Scotia - 1 dead, 32 missing after freighter sank.

Quebec: 3 dead.

Ontario: 1 dead.

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