Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Reminds me of a time when men were men

My brother in North Dakota sent me this after the fierce winter storm passed through 3 weeks ago. Truth or fiction, it hammers the point home.

This Weather Bulletin came from the Emergency Manager of Eddy County in North Dakota concerning the winter storms that hit North Dakota on 4 & 5 Oct 2005. I thought it was a little funny. Maybe because it has a lot of truth in its description.

Up here in the Northern Plains we just recovered from a Historic --- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" with a historic blizzard of up to 24" inches of snow and winds to 50 MPH that broke trees in half, stranded hundreds of motorist in lethal snow banks, closed all roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.

George Bush did not come....FEMA staged one howled for the one even uttered an expletive on TV...nobody demanded $2,000 debit one asked for a FEMA Trailer news anchors moved in.

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. 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. Everybody is fine.

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