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Stormsgiving threatens holiday travel

10:34 PM, Nov 25, 2013   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- You know it's bad if it has a nickname.

The so-called Stormsgiving set to hit cities across the United States just before the holiday is threatening to spoil all sorts of travel plans.

For one family, it's a reunion that almost didn't happen Monday -- eight-year-old Bella and her grandmother, who was vacationing in Ohio.

"My favorite thing is that she's very nice," said Bella. 

But Bella's grandma was worried with Stormsgiving fast approaching, that she would be stuck in Ohio for the holiday.

"We were lucky and we didn't know, but we planned for her to come back today, and it's just by chance, by luck that she missed it all," said her daughter, Cathy McQuade. 

Hundreds of flights across the United States were delayed or cancelled Monday because of severe weather, but McQuade doesn't think the worst of it will bear down on the First Coast.

"I think we're going to get rain, and we think it's cold for us, but it's nothing like what other people are getting, so we can't complain. We'll be okay," she said. 

More than okay now that grandma made it back from Ohio, and the whole family will spend the holiday together.

"It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without your family around, so we'll be so happy to see her," she said.

Instead of waiting out the storm that could have changed Bella's plans.

"I'm so happy to welcome my Grandma home," said Bella.

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