Monday, February 8, 2010

Snow in Washington, D.C. - Now That's News

"Hundreds of thousands without power after Eastern snowstorm"
CNN (February 7, 2010)

"Michelle Timberlake didn't expect to venture into the weekend blizzard that blanketed much of the mid-Atlantic.

"But the interior designer who normally wears high heels to work found herself running through hip-high snow Saturday morning when about 40 cows escaped from the pasture on her and her husband's Boyce, Virginia, farm in search of food and shelter...."

The Atlantic states aren't the only place with severe winter weather just now, but I think we're better-equipped to deal with snow, here in the upper Midwest.

And it's no fun when about a third of a million people from Pennsylvania to Virginia are without power.

2 comments:

Mark said...

Our being inadequately equipped is not just about equipment and trained personnel, but also budgets, because no one budgets for something that happens once in a decade at most.

Brian, aka Nanoc, aka Norski said...

Mark,

Indeed!

That wasn't a criticism, by the way: more of an observation that what might close schools for a day, here in central Minnesota, is a very serious matter for a city that isn't accustomed to this sort of weather.

Best wishes, by the way. I've been following the news: and it seems that the eastern states are having a rough time just now.

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