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Poor Atlanta....geez


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Just watching CNN and all the people who got stuck in the snow and ice. those poor parents too who were trying to get to their kids. What a mess. I feel guilty sitting here in the comfort of the bright sunny skies and warm weather. Atlanta and the south just aren't prepared for the severe weather. I don't think you can blame anyone. Perhaps they should have at least canceled the schools with the weather report but you just don't know.

Going to the market today after walking the dogs. Hope you all are safe and sound and warm.
Have a great Wednesday.
Sallie
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AMARILYNH 2/2/2014 2:01PM

    I live about 60 miles southwest of Atlanta and am retired so we enjoyed watching the snow out the windows knowing we didn't have to get out in it. But watching the TV coverage Tuesday afternoon was so frightening - fortunately our son-in-law made it home by about 3:00pm so we didn't have to worry about the family (our daughter homeschools our grandsons so they were home.)

I felt so SORRY for the parents of kids who either had to stay or schools or (worse!) were caught in a school bus in all that traffic! I heard on the news Wednesday that at MIDNIGHT the night before 99 school buses still had children on them. I'd have been a wreak if my grands had been in that situation!!

And of course I'm sure for the next couple of years school will be canceled if there is a change of snow so (as MSLZZY said) it probably won't happen. Its just a hard situation - when there is a snow event so rarely how do you plan for it??

I felt sorry for the mayor when they interviewed him - let's face it, while government can control the release of their own employees (it was suggested they should be staggered) they CANNOT control what local businesses do and the local businesses wanted their employees safely home. Will they do better the next time? Who knows!!

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GOANNA2 1/30/2014 7:22AM

    We saw the news here in Australia. My prayers
are with the stranded people. Weather can play
havoc in unexpected places. We had 7 of our beaches
closed due to dangerous surf and wind conditions
brought on by a cyclone in the north of our state.
Crazy weather conditions everywhere. Glad you
have good weather.

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JANIEWWJD 1/30/2014 12:18AM

    I know what you mean. I prayed for the people stranded in their cars and the children who had to stay in school!!! Poor people!!! On another note, have a great day Sallie, and God bless you!!!
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PMFISH 1/29/2014 10:24PM

    Here in Florida we got cooler weather and some rain. I could never handle the type of weather most of the country is having. now.

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HDHAWK 1/29/2014 10:03PM

    We're used to crappy weather like that, but the south sure isn't. I hope everyone got where they needed to safely.

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GAYLLYNNE 1/29/2014 5:45PM

    I saw this on the news, what a nightmare. At least here in NY we are prepared. Hopefully, everything is back to normal by now!

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GAYEMC 1/29/2014 4:44PM

    I love the snow but maybe that's because we don't get much. Right now I'm happy I live in the Pacific NW!

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SKATER787 1/29/2014 2:25PM

    LOL. No need to feel guilty at all.

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TERRY0217 1/29/2014 12:37PM

    I was watching the news...I've traveled that highway with my son, who lives in Savannah...wow!!! hard to believe, Savannah is 4 hours away from Atlanta, but, my son said they got very little bad weather...
Keep safe Atlanta...hope to see you in May

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GERIKRAGH 1/29/2014 12:34PM

    I'm not sure they even have snow plows in the south!

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1CRAZYDOG 1/29/2014 12:32PM

    We get it all the time in WI, but we're prepared. I feel sorry for those stuck with such awful weather when it's certainly not the norm!

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MSLZZY 1/29/2014 12:25PM

    The decision to cancel school is never easy. Sometimes the administration here checks the forecast and keeps school open when they should have taken the kids home. The next time they cancel school and the bad weather doesn't materialize.
I feel for the poor families.

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BUTEAFULL 1/29/2014 11:31AM

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DBELLE39 1/29/2014 11:25AM

    I'm in NC. All the schools are closed & the local counties declared "A State of Emergency" last night. The snow isn't so bad but the 1/2 inch or so of ice is making the roads treacherous --us North Carolinians just don't deal with this stuff often enough.

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JANTHEBLONDE 1/29/2014 11:24AM

    I hope you have an awesome sunshiny day!
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LIS193 1/29/2014 10:55AM

    Don't feel guilty about living in paradise - we all make our choices and Atlanta has great weather most of the year.

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JSTETSER 1/29/2014 10:20AM

    My son is in SC. Schools are cancelled and the city of Spartanburg has stooped all unnecessary traffic.

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DRLMAZ 1/29/2014 9:58AM

  go ahead rub it in (smile) It taken my daughter 3 hrs. on a 15 mins. hwy and another 2 hrs. on a 30 mins. hwy. then she had to get on another hwy, before getting home. I was so happy when she stepped in the door. It taken my niece 11 hrs. to get home. We are all in the comfort of our home now.

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LOLA_LALA 1/29/2014 9:57AM

    Having seen the photos and video, what a frightening weather situation! I'll be so glad when spring comes to northern VA, I know... glad you're down there in the sunshine, Sallie! You chose wisely.

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NANA2JONEMIMAT 1/29/2014 9:56AM

    The storm was supposed to be just south of ATL, but it shifted more north than anticipated. Then everyone decided to leave work at the same time. My DD left work early and picked up the 1st grader at school. I was at the school at 1PM doing volunteer work in the library. When I waited for him in the hallway and then checked his room the teacher said he was checked out already. While on my way to their house my text msgs finally came thru that he was home already. School system blocks cell signals evidently.

Now I am staying warm and snug at home today. Our county was the last in the area to call off school for today. This happened about 6PM last night.

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