|Tastes like ice cream!|
Both my hubby and I are from the north originally (Michigan and NY, respectably). We have never seen the likes of what took place this past Tuesday here in Atlanta (well...except for here in 1982).
I know many in the northern and midwestern states are laughing, "how could that be?" Next time it happens I hope those who are laughing happen to be here visiting and enjoying our Southern hospitality...they won't go home laughing that is for sure!
Fingers are being pointed, and in some instances rightfully so.
1) The weather model was updated in the wee hours of the morning...in plenty of time to change plans for school children.
2) If the children had been kept home, more parents would have stayed home as well because obtaining last minute child care is difficult...thus less adults on the roadways.
3) Trucks (Semis)...forbidden inside the Perimeter (actually they are unless making deliveries, but many were anyhow). Required to have snow chains. If not, pull your rig over! You have a warm cab to sleep in, you most likely have provisions for at least 24 hours, let's face it...you spend your life on the road!!!
None of us will EVER take snow/ice in Atlanta lightly again!!! (forecasted for next week by the way).
When my girls first started driving I made them emergency kits to keep in the car. We will all be getting new ones. My oldest was stranded on the highway for 8+ hours...thankful to have a cup and TP in her truck (just stating the facts mam!)
I do have to give credit where credit is due...administrators, teachers and bus drivers who made the best of a terrible situation need to be applauded! They don't get paid enough for their usual duties...this was WAY beyond the call of duty!!!
Our district was one of the few back in session today (however, we questioned that...two cars slid off the roadway in front of our neighborhood and ended up in ditches and the high school parking lot looked like a skating rink last night!).
We are looking forward to the 65 degree weather forecasted for tomorrow. Yes, welcome to Atlanta's crazy weather!!!