March 12, 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the "Blizzard of '93."
That storm blew in after sundown. By the time it was over, parts of the mountains were buried under more than two feet of snow.
Highways became parking lots. People were stranded and power was out.
It was a major winter weather system that caused 19 deaths across the state.
Buncombe County EMS director Jerry Vehaun said man valuable lessons were learned from the deadly storm.
Jerry vehaun/ems director
"We learned that people need to be better prepared. For example, people with oxygen really need to have a backup," Vehaun said. "We had real problems getting medication to people and, in some cases, had to airdrop it."
Vehaun also said we would be better prepared for a hurricane now.