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US Winter Storm Devastates 49 Out Of 50 States; Extreme Weather Leads To ‘Cancellation’ Of Valentine’s Day In Georgia

By Staff Writer | February 14, 2014 05:07 AM EST

To everyone out there in Florida, you might be among the luckiest persons in the country right now. According to a map of snow depth released by the National Weather Service Wednesday, the southeastern state was the only one spared from the wrath caused by the winter storm.

Elsewhere, many residential areas and business districts in the South are still without powers while roads remain covered with thick snow. West Virginia recorded their thickest snow pile at 24 inches while North Carolina was met by 18 inches thick snow. New York, which typically gets 16 inches of snow annually, has already amassed 51 inches of snow.

In a report by NBC, Chicago has already "received more than 60 inches for the season. And Detroit received 39.1 inches in January, the city's snowiest month ever. The city now has more than 70 inches total. Its all-time snowiest season was 1880-1881, when 93.6 inches were recorded."

 

In Georgia, a small county is not only worried about the troubles caused by too much snow. The Oconee County Sheriff's Office is also worried about people who may get a 'cold' heart because of the weather. On its Facebook page, the county made a post announcing that the Valentine's Day is cancelled.

"The Oconee County Sheriff's Office announces that Valentine's Day has been CANCELLED from a line North of I-16 to the Georgia/Tennessee border," the post read.

"Men who live in the designated 'NO VALENTINES DAY ZONE' are exempt from having to run out and buy lottery scratchers and Hershey bars from the corner stores until February 18, 2014, due to ice, snow, freezing rain."

The county office has been known for posting humorous and whimsy posts to entertain its people.

"We try to humorize it, personalize it," Chief Deputy Lee Weems told TODAY.com. "Our pubic citizenry really gets involved with it."

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