As a native Georgian, I can assure you there is cold and treacherous weather in Georgia. Weatherdude wrote
a diary on here days ago. The National Weather Service predicted a severe winter storm reaching from Houston to the Carolinas.
CNN is doing nothing but doing wall to wall coverage on the mess in Atlanta. People trapped in their cars.
Accidents, one fatality as far as we know and prople still trapped., Children stranded at schools, kids on school buses all night....Sleeping in cars and a complete mess and shut down.
These ice storms are not new. I remember 66 and 73 and it was BAD. It was never in this kind of dissaray.
Tea party governors, non responsive mayors and non communication between the School Boards, the City, the private sector, and the DOT. What a mess !!!! On top of everything else, a poultry convention and no room at the inns so Publix, CVS and others housing people.
Nathan Deal ...blamed the weather forecast...Are you believing that? Yes, people do not know how to drive in this mess down south but no one can drive on ice. There are displaced people, children, etc.
No one is stepping up to the plate and taking responsibility for this lack of leadership. There ARE salt trucks.
There have been school closings for as long as I can remember and someone was asleep at the wheel on this ice storm. Mayors, Governor, Leaders, step up and admit YOU SCREWED UP ON THIS CALL !!!!
The National Guard and GEMA has now been activated and yes in small rural areas back in the 60's this kind of thing happened but not on this massive scale and NEVER in Atlanta.
There will be investigations and get ready Georgia..... You have experienced a sort of Christy episode but due to negilence. WOW ... Ice and snow is not new in Georgia but apathy in snow preparation is really new. If anything , people used to over react not get stranded in areas due to poor planning. The temperature is 14 degrees and it was not warmer in the night. Heck of a job Georgia ! How is that infrastructure and NO GOVERNMENT working out ?