As Southern US braces for catastrophic Storm many States will be severely affected, and Centers will see a lot of calls not hitting because of this. States affected are - Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Maryland (emergency declared), Virginia (emergency declared).
Almost 200,000 homes and businesses were without power in Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina as a winter storm the National Weather Service called "mind-boggling if not historical" cut an icy swath Wednesday across much of the South. The "potentially historic" winter storm threatened to knock out power for hundreds of thousands more across the South before turning its sights on the Northeast, and travel conditions were already dicey in many areas Wednesday. From Texas to Georgia and up into the Carolinas, roads were slick with ice.