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Sandy's snow slamming some states

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  • West Virginia governor asks for federal disaster declaration
  • Maryland residents with no power find heat in shelters

While people in the Northeast deal with flooding and fallen trees, further south it's Sandy's snow that has some struggling.

People in a Garrett County, Maryland tried to wait it out after a blizzard hit that area, but some ended up in shelters after days in cold homes with no power.  The Baltimore Sun says the National Guard cut through trees in order to rescue one woman from her home.  Governor Martin O'Malley says Garrett County has become his "whole state" in terms of priority. 

And in West Virginia people stared using chain saws to get through icy roads after Sandy dumped a foot or more of snow in places.  Governor Earl Ray
Tomblin has asked for federal disaster status so they can get some help. 

An emergency official told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that people are running out of food and heat. 

At least 5 people have died in West Virginia, including a 71-year-old woman who fell in deep snow while trying to take care of her dogs.


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