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Georgia winter storm response by the numbers

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ATLANTA (AP) - Here's a look by the numbers at how some agencies are responding to a storm that is supposed to bring snow, "catastrophic" ice and widespread power outages to Georgia, including the Atlanta metro area.
    
SNOW AND ICE: Quarter-inch to 1.5 inches of ice around Atlanta and east. 3 to 5 inches of snow in north Georgia.
    
POWER OUTAGES: More than 200,000 homes and businesses without electricity statewide. About 115,000 are customers of Georgia Power, which reported 71,000 outages in metro Atlanta.
    
THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD: 1,000 guardsmen mobilized. 150 four-wheel drive vehicles, including Humvees.
    
EQUIPMENT: 705 pieces from Georgia Department of Transportation, including trucks, plows, salt spreaders. 125 spreaders and snow plows in city of Atlanta.
    
STAFF: 2,130 state transportation workers on call.
    
SALT AND GRAVEL: 64,150 tons in state stockpiles and expecting to get more. 3,000 tons for city of Atlanta roads.
    
UTILITIES: 200 trucks from throughout the Southeast available to start restoring power.
    
WARMING SHELTERS: At least 57 statewide including 35 National Guard armories and 11 Georgia state parks with 2,800 cots available. Shelters also opened at some police precincts, fire stations, churches and recreation centers in metro Atlanta.
    
FLIGHTS: 1,609 Atlanta-based flights canceled for Wednesday. 100,000 gallons of de-icing fluid, 100,000 pounds of de-icing pellets, salt and sand for runways.
    
LAST TIME: In 2000, an ice storm in the Atlanta area left more than 500,000 homes and businesses without power. Damages topped $35 million. A storm in 1973 caused an estimated 200,000 outages for several days.

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