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Weather Disasters of 2012

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  • MARCH TORNADOES

    The service territory of McKee, Ky.-based Jackson Energy Cooperative was among the areas hit by tornadoes March 2-3. (Photo By: Jackson EC)
  • TEXAS TWISTERS

    After a spate of tornadoes hit the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex April 2-3, plastic tarps on damaged roofs were common sites. (Photo By: NOAA)
  • RELENTLESS DROUGHT

    Farmer Jeff Ehrhart (center) discusses the 2012 drought with Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin (right) and other state officials at his farm near Burlington. (Photo By: Wisconsin Emergency Management)
  • GREAT PLAINS CYCLONES

    These farm buildings near El Dorado, Kan., were ripped apart by more than 98 tornadoes, which swept across the plains April 13-14. (Photo By: NOAA)
  • MIDWEST STORMS

    The roof of this home near Welch, Okla., was removed by an EF-2 tornado that hit the area May 1. (Photo By: NWS Tulsa)
  • RAGING ROCKIES

    Severe storms blown out of the Rocky Mountains still packed plenty of punch when they hit north Texas, causing damage like this in Fannin County June 12. (Photo By: NWS Dallas)
  • HEAVY HAIL

    Damage to this mobile home near Lubbock, Texas, was extensive following severe thunderstorms that included softball-sized hail April 29. (Photo By: NWS Lubbock)
  • DEVASTATING DERECHO

    The massive windstorm that swept eastward from the Midwest to the eastern seaboard caused widespread damage not far from Pittsburgh. (Photo By: NWS Pittsburgh)
  • WESTERN WILFIRES

    Crews from Morgan County Rural Electric Association set poles after a wildfire in Colorado. (Photo By: Geoff Baumgartner, Morgan County REA)
  • HURRICANE ISAAC

    High winds and drenching rains from Hurricane Isaac left some poles leaning in the service territory of Baton Rouge-based Dixie Electric Membership Corp. (Photo By: Billy Gibson/ALEC)
  • WELCOME HELP

    This crew from Moncks Corner, S.C.-based Berkeley EMC worked in New Jersey during the “all-hands on deck” response by the electric power industry following Superstorm Sandy. (Photo By: Berkeley EMC)
  • HIGH WATER

    Crews from Greenwood-based Delaware Electric Cooperative were busy restoring power even before tidal flooding from Hurricane Sandy subsided in their coastal territory. (Photo By: Jeremy Tucker/DEC)
  • TEAMWORK

    Crews from Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative and Rutherford EMC replace a derecho shattered pole near New Castle, Va., July 1. (Photo By: VMDAEC)
  • COWBOY COUNTRY

    This crew from Wheatland Rural Electric Cooperative had a lot of work to do after wildfires moved through the co-op’s service territory. (Photo By: Wheatland REA)
  • HOT ZONE

    A wildfire got close to the Alto District office of Otero County Electric Cooperative. While phone lines were burned, the building was undamaged. (Photo By: Damon Marez/Otero County EA)

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