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Kentucky Hit By Worst Power Outage Yet

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Kentucky Hit By Worst Power Outage Yet

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Kentucky Hit By Worst Power Outage Yet

Kentucky Hit By Worst Power Outage Yet

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A winter snow storm has caused the worst power outage in Kentucky's history. More than half the counties declared emergencies last week. Hundreds are seeking shelter in local high schools, and the state's entire National Guard is moving in to help the recovery effort. Madeleine Brand talks with Erin Embry, City Clerk Treasurer for Leitchfield, Ky., about how the storm is impacting her small town.