week, our neighbors to the south witnessed an ice event that seemed to have
caught everyone off guard. Local and national meteorologists predicted snow and
ice in areas that haven't seen it in a long time. Mother nature decided to
shock central and south Alabama conditions that left motorists stranded, kids
stuck in school and employees locked down at work due to city-wide traffic
gridlock. Many people went without food and water for nearly 20 hours. How many
more weather events must cause pain and distress not to mention unbudgeted
spending before we realize anything can happen in regards to the weather?
State, city, school and business leaders should have been better prepared for
the worst possible scenario. Yes, money is tight, but it's time to give winter
weather preparedness a higher priority. The taxpayers deserve better, and at
the end of the day, that's who our public leaders work for.
I'm Vanessa Oubre and that's My Take. What's yours?
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