By Kirsten Raper, News Editor –
It may be Spring Break for UTC students, but did you know that this week marks the 25th anniversary of the Great Blizzard of ’93?
The snowstorm, which has also been called The No Name Blizzard and the Storm of the Century, developed over the Gulf of Mexico and eventually slammed the Southeast and East Coast before it moved to Canada.
In Chattanooga, the storm started the night of March 12, 1993, and by the next morning, it had dumped at least 22 inches of snow on the Tennessee Valley. Both I-75 and I-24 were shut down and residents were snowed in and went without power for several days.
Not only did the storm produce snow, but it Florida, it also spawned 1 1 tornadoes.
Several news outlets report that at least 40 percent of the country was affected by the storm and that it caused at least 208 fatalities.