Gulf Coast Winter Storm
January 2014: Winter storm impacted the Eastern and South Eastern U.S., as well as Mexico, most notably the Gulf Coast region, which rarely receives frozen precipitation. This area had not received a winter storm in over a decade. Hundreds of children sought shelter in their schools and were not released because buses could not safely enter the roadways. Thousands of motorists were stuck on highways and interstates because of the pile ups due to the icy conditions.
The area has now budgeted for extreme conditions. While the events of the storm seriously impacted residents, they were able to resolve motorists issues with insurance claims and FEMA provided funds to areas that were flooded due to the extreme snow.