Ga. Gov. Deal to announce severe weather task force
by The Associated Press
February 03, 2014 12:00 AM | 1131 views | 4 4 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is expected to announce members of a special task force assembled in the aftermath of last week’s snow and ice storm.

The governor will publicly name the members of the Severe Weather Warning Task Force during a news conference at 1:15 p.m. today at the state Capitol.

Deal’s administration has been under intense scrutiny since a storm that dropped about 2 inches of snow brought traffic on metro Atlanta’s highways to a grinding stop. Tens of thousands of people were stranded on icy and gridlocked roads.

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February 04, 2014
I do not understand why we have to have a task force for the weather. We all have the weather channel, cell phones have and we do have radio tv. I think the schools dropped a big bomb. It is the schools fault for not doing the right thing for our children!!
Lib in Cob
February 03, 2014
A "Severe Weather Task Force", you mean like The Weather Channel?

Every meteorologist predicted this storm and they were all spot on. Deal and the county officials, including Cobb, didn't bother to listen and since they didn't listen, they didn't bother to react a full eight hours before the storm began. They all took a bet with our lives and safety and they lost.
Lib in Cobb
February 03, 2014
Great, Deal is appointing a new committee. Will he listen and act on the advice provided? He didn't listen to the local and national meteorologists last week, so what is going to be different next time snow flies?
J - MO
February 03, 2014
Why does every keep saying the meterologist were "spot" on. There is no doubt the government let us down in preparing for the storm, but the forecasts were not "spot" on and never are. There have been countless times that Ken Cook and Glenn Burns have called for winter weather that never developed or predicted it in the wrong places. Everyone knows the weather is unpredicatable, but I hate hearing them say and people say what a wonderful job they do when it simply isn't true.....
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