Re: Are you all snowbound?
- Subject: Re: Are you all snowbound?
- From: "Daryl" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Fri, 14 Jan 2011 18:59:09 -0500
I was surprised at the amount of vitriol against the county and state for
their supposed lack of preparation. This was a 10 year event. Snow happens.
People should be prepared. And businesses shouldn't expect their employees
to come in the moment that the snow stops. Not in an area without snow
To be fair, the media here didn't do much about storm prep. It did mention
people going out to buy milk, bread and toilet paper, but that was mostly
making fun of those that do. There was nothing much about making sure that
was water and food for each person, matches, flashlights, batteries, can
opener, a battery operated radio, etc. the normal storm prep, and nothing
about considering blankets or an alternate means of heat like a kerosene or
propane heater. They make a big to-do about hurricane season, but snow and
cold can be more deadly.
Some schools here proposed using Monday (MLK day)as one of the make-up days.
You wouldn't believe the howling that it was "racist", even though several
of those systems also proposed eliminating the President's Day holiday. A
couple of school systems are eliminating the winter recess, but in our
county and a couple of others, the parents are howling that they already had
reservations for ski trips and such. I suppose that if the state doesn't
give a waiver, most of them will be going to school for an extra week at the
end of the school year. And that's a budget buster because of the air
conditioning costs, and is hard on the students traveling on buses without
air conditioning when it's in the 90's.
----- Original Message -----From: "BONNIE_HOLMES"
Sent: Friday, January 14, 2011 6:32 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Are you all snowbound?
With tight budgets, people can't really expect counties and cities to
have trucks, sand, and salt for events that don't occur annually. We
have had our first snow on the roads in years. Some people get upset,
especially those who have recently moved from more northern climates.
But, citizens also would get upset if we spent money for 5-10 years in a
row without needing it. Our biggest issue right now concerns school days
that have to be made up because not enough "snow days" were included in
I hear what you are saying about people running out of food but it seems
to me that we are not doing a good job of dealing with consequences. Our
media was full of storm preparation suggestions if people would listen.
I do feel for the children of these adults.
ETN Zone 7
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