Grocery store shelves in many areas across the Southeast are now empty -- or near empty -- as residents prepare for what's being called a massive ice storm.
Just two weeks ago, the Atlanta area and many parts of the region were paralyzed by just a few inches of snow. This time, local governments, schools and businesses aren't taking any chances. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency for 45 counties before any rain, sleet or snow even began to fall, and Atlanta Public Schools announced this week that classes would be canceled for Tuesday and Wednesday.
"I think we're certainly ahead of the game this time and that's important," Deal told reporters Monday. "We're trying to be ready and prepared and react as quickly as possible."