posted on Nov, 1 2012 @ 11:51 AM
reply to post by snarky412
West Virginia crippled
Now I am not ragging on you OP as much as some might think...however the above is an example of how to install drama into a topic. The majority of
that title is sensational buzz words...
I am a Colorado native...snow here can be pretty gnarly...crippling ya I guess I could call the el nino storm that was 5-6 feet with 10 foot drifts
"crippling" but a couple feet...hmm Maybe for those areas if they don't have the plows or sand for the roads it could be crippling.
WV will be fine...the other areas will be fine...they got some snow...and they will learn to manage it and they will all have something to talk about
over the next few weeks coffee and doughnuts...
When Colorado had an earthquake last year it was a 5.0 most of us were kinda "shaken" (pun intended) but ultimately in perspective it was pretty
insignificant the only significance being of the rarity of EQ's here...
People in Cali were laughing at us and rolling their eyes
and well Colorado survived just fine a few 90 year old buildings got naturally
decommissioned but FEMA wasn't needed.
As far as the elderly go...they are an "issue" of concern in any location that isn't a hermetically sealed climate controlled bubble...I'm not
saying this to be insensitive but to call a thing a thing...the elderly are fragile and anything outside the norm is potentially life
threatening...this is the nature of the beast of being elderly...
When the snow hits 5 feet and the power goes out and people can't heat their homes or get food/water....then I would think that would be a crippling
massive snow storm...till then I personally think its..."just snow"....