Discusses the catastrophic 6-day ice storm that fell on SE Canada, northern NY state & parts of New England in Jan. 1998. The combined Canadian & U.S. insured loss was in excess of $1.2 billion U.S. or $1.75 billion CDN. In Canada, 28 people died, & 17 in the U.S. Sections of the report include: the meteorology: the Canadian event & the U.S. event; the occurrence: the Canadian experience, the chronology, freezing rain facts, & the U.S. experience; the losses: general observations, Canadian losses, & U.S. losses; mitigation recommendations; lessons learned; mission statements & key result areas; sustainable development: energy sources & new building materials. Illus.Lecomte, Eugene L. is the author of 'Ice Storm 98 ' with ISBN 9780756715557 and ISBN 0756715555.