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Posted on 11/08/2005 6:37:57 PM PST by Keli Kilohana
West Virginia News
This text is from a county emergency manager out in Phillippi West Virginia after the recent snow storm.
[quote] Up here in the hills we just recovered from a Historic event --- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with a historic blizzard of up to 10" inches of snow and winds to 30 MPH that broke trees in half, , closed all roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to 80% of the County. This began October 25th and as of 10/31/05 many are still with power and of course no email.
George Bush did not come.... FEMA staged nothing.... No one howled for the government... No one even uttered an expletive on TV... Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards..... No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House.... No one looted.... Phil Cantori of the Weather Channel did not come.... And Geraldo Rivera did not move in.
Nope, we just melted snow for water, sent out caravans to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars, fired up wood stoves, broke out coal oil lanterns or Aladdin lamps, and put on an extra layer of clothes because up here it is 'work or die'. We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a mess created by being immobilized by a welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks.
Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this early...we know it can happen and how to deal with it ourselves.
"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48 degrees North Latitude, 90% most of the world's social problems evaporate."[/quote]
I survived that storm and so did our whole family!!!
Is this a recent event? I live in VA Beach and it's been near 80 for 2 weeks.
Yep, 2 weeks ago. We lost entire trees that snapped half.
Take care of yourself down there. We need more folks like you.
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