posted on Feb, 9 2013 @ 10:28 AM
There is a difference between 8ft of snow in a SPARSELY POPULATED provinces and another city which has only a mere 2ft of snow but is DENSELY
In the provinces which are sparsely populated, where travel is not necessary, most can hunker down in cabins for themselves and barnyards for their
livestock. As it is winter season, not much is growing anyway.
However in the densely populated cities, just a mere 2 ft of snow may mean catastrohy to many, as all travel may cease or become difficult, shutting
down on social services - schools, health, offices, electricity, etc, and economic activities. Worse if the emergency responder resources are fully
stretched to save lives trapped in homes, bunkers or road.
No mortal controls the weather. We can only mitigate the effects of weather by early warnings, taking all precautions and preparedness as well as deal
with its aftermath.
The weather will not last, and when it is over, the aftermath will be the major concern. Tempers will flare with shortages and inconveniences, and
even unrealistic expectations of emergency services.
The best approach to aftermath is not the overly reliance upon emergency services, but rather ourselves and community, of what each able bodied can do
for another to lessen the aftermath's impact.
Nothing heroic or spectacular, but just simple acts such as lending blankets and food to your neighbour caught unprepared. But it is those simple acts
that when extrapoliated into hundreds of thousands indidivual acts, it becomes a major thing to help lessen the aftermath's impact, leaving none
Take care and good luck all.....