Southern Snow Storm - Who is at fault?

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Southern Snow Storm - Who is at fault?

Who's to Blame for the Atlanta Storm Chaos? - ABC News

I live about 1 1/2 - 2 hours from Atlanta and we had all of the same problems. Who do you think is a fault? The meteorologist for not correctly predicting the weather? The schools for not having plans in place for what to do with students in a time like this? The schools for not sending students home as soon as there was snow? The cities for not preparing the roads?

I will say that a few weeks ago snow was predicted 100%. All of the above preparations were taken and the snow never came. A ton of money was spent for something that never happened, and has not happened in the last several years.

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"AlyssaEimers" wrote:

Who's to Blame for the Atlanta Storm Chaos? - ABC News

I live about 1 1/2 - 2 hours from Atlanta and we had all of the same problems. Who do you think is a fault? The meteorologist for not correctly predicting the weather? The schools for not having plans in place for what to do with students in a time like this? The schools for not sending students home as soon as there was snow? The cities for not preparing the roads?

I will say that a few weeks ago snow was predicted 100%. All of the above preparations were taken and the snow never came. A ton of money was spent for something that never happened, and has not happened in the last several years.

I don't think its worth it to blame anyone. I have had several conversations with southerners in the last few weeks about handling snow and cold weather and I think i've come to the conclusion that this was inevitable....at least that is what they are all trying to convince me, so it seems to make little sense to try to blame someone.

You are right...its a crap shoot, you can be overly cautious....costing you money, or you can be not cautious enough...costing you money. How would we expect a governor who has to deal with something like this once maybe twice a term...or possibly never to get it right.

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