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Monday, December 28, 2015

Historic blizzard hits Texas following devastating tornadoes

Texas threatened by 'historic blizzard' after Christmas storms and tornadoes | Daily Mail Online
A 'historic blizzard' is set to hit Texas and New Mexico today, with up to 15 inches of snow set to fall and seven-foot drifts expected in places.
The tumultuous snowstorm will blitz the two states after moving west from Oklahoma, where fierce winds, rain and snow left people injured and hundreds of homes damaged.
Wind chills of -10 degrees have been forecast in Texas and New Mexico following a weekend of freak weather which has left at least 43 people dead across southern parts of the United States. 
The bad weather, or the threat of it, prompted the governors of Missouri and New Mexico to declare a state of emergency for their states. 
Crippling blizzard follows deadly tornadoes in Texas - CBS News
At least 11 people died and dozens were injured in strong tornadoes that swept through the Dallas area and caused substantial damage this weekend, and now Texas is dealing with more extreme weather -- a blizzard. It was the latest in a succession of powerful weather events across the country -- from heavy snow in New Mexico, west Texas and the Oklahoma Panhandle -- to flash flooding in parts of the Plains and Midwest. Days of tumultuous weather have led to 43 deaths overall -- those in Texas, plus five in Illinois, eight in Missouri and 19 in the Southeast.

Cottonmouth snakes wash up in Alabama after Christmas Day flooding | Daily Mail Online
As heavy rains have flooded large swaths of the South, poisonous snakes have been washing up near local homes.
Over the Christmas weekend, homeowners in Alabama shared their pictures of dead or displaced snakes with news station WAFF
The photos appear to show the cottonmouth variety of snakes, also known as water moccasins, forced out of their underwater habitats by the severe flooding.

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