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Extreme weather rocks the nation

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 01:00

Dec.23- Different parts of the country are dealing with deadly flooding, a winter storm and freakishly warm weather. Jennifer Davis reports.

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Mother Nature's bringing some extreme weather to the nation for the holidays. At least 5 people were killed by flooding in Kentucky - which is also dealing with high winds. And in Oklahoma, snow and ice knocked down power lines triggering house fires. (SOUNDBITE): CAPTAIN STAN MAY, TULSA FIRE DEPARTMENT, SAYING: "We just go from one house fire to the next to the car wrecks, do what you can to protect yourself. We've already had one incident of a house without a smoke detector." Nearly half a million customers have had their pre-holiday plans go dark as power went out from Michigan to New England. (SOUNDBITE): CHRISTOPHER HAVENS, NEW YORK RESIDENT, SAYING: "When they get one line repaired, another branch comes down, so they're not really catching up when they think they got one fixed, another branch goes down." Wide-ranging weather has triggered travel delays, including the cancellation of hundreds of flights and the delay of thousands more. But in the Northeast - it's been downright pleasant with unseasonably warm weather that had people packing away the parkas and heading outside in shorts.

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Extreme weather rocks the nation

Monday, December 23, 2013 - 01:00