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Durbin: D.C. residents panic as if snowstorm is ‘a nuclear attack’

By Jordy Yager – 02/12/10 02:03 PM ET

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) blasted Washingtonians for going “into a full-scale panic” during snowstorms, unlike people from Illinois who “know how to live with it.”

“I first came here as a student in 1963 … I lived a big part of my life, at least part-time, in Washington, D.C.,” Durbin said in remarks delivered on the Senate floor on Thursday. “I never could get over how people in this town reacted to snow.

Durbin: D.C. residents panic as if snowstorm is ‘a nuclear attack’ – TheHill.com.