It is a fact that the weather service issued a winter weather warning at 3:30 on Tuesday morning.
It is a fact no one paid attention to it.
It is a fact school children were stuck at school because the “big boys” could not make a decision to get these kids home when it was snowing and 23 degrees.
It is a fact thousands of people spent untold hours stranded on unprepared streets.
Now, what happened to all the preparedness we have been hearing about for the past two years?
Where were all the new plans that were supposed to be made? Atlanta, our “International” city, has been made to look like idiots in the national news.
I am not talking about all our Fire and Police, who worked tirelessly, hospital staffs, road workers when they were finally given the OK, teachers who stayed at school to feed and take care of students, bus drivers who put their lives on the line, trying to get students home.
I’m talking about the “Big Boys,” the ones making the big salaries to do the “Right Thing.” The mayors, school board leaders, our governor, the DOT, the ones where all the blame belongs. The ones who will not accept their mistake.
Not the forecasters, who issued the warnings. I’m talking about the ones who ignored the warnings. It was snowing, radar showed snow coming, there was a documented weather warning, it was 23 degrees.
Use common sense, someone use common sense.
Judi Thatch Marietta