The story

Over a quarter of a million people in Kentucky remained without power Monday after a devastating winter storm pummeled the state last week with ice and snow.

National Guard troops continued to go door-to-door Monday morning, checking on families in the areas worst hit by what Gov. Steve Beshear called "the biggest natural disaster that this state has ever experienced in modern history."

Emergency personnel said up to 6,500 residents had to leave their homes for other shelter across the state as conditions deteriorated. Read full article »

CNN's Susan Candiotti and Andy Rose contributed to this report.

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