I went on to bed about three but I got back up. I can hear the sleet coming down on the roof, that's how hard it's falling. Went back out on the porch, and the snow has blown in under the roof and gotten right up next to the door.
Watching Fox 5 in Atlanta, the prognosis has gotten worse. The Governor, Nathan Deal, has got the National Guard out, but they are only functioning around Atlanta. The Governors of Mississippi, Alabama, Texas and Florida have sent road equipment up here, and supplies of salt and sand. The news says we have 357 trucks statewide with this help. None of it will get far out of the city limits of Atlanta, you can bet on that. I have been listening to our two dump trucks talking to each other on the EMS frequency. They are , not surprisingly, out clearing the big road and the roads around where the wealthy people live. We won't see either of them anywhere around my part of the county. There are power outages around Atlanta and east of it. We have power company crews from Tennessee, Mississippi, Florida, Alabama and Virginia here to help. Interestingly, though we sent Georgia crews to Pennsylvania the last time they had big outages, they have declined to reciprocate now that we are on the spot.
No power problems here yet. As long as it stays mostly sleet and snow, maybe we will scrape by. Fox 5 is saying we may get a foot of snow or more up here. It will take a while for that melt. However, so far the county seems to be doing ok. Some trees down, some ice on roads. Unfortunately, as they keep saying on the news, this will last until at least Thursday night. It will get a whole lot worse before it gets any better.
I'm putting these chronological weather reports on here so I can go back after this is over, watch them again, and then see what I could have done that I didn't do. I don't expect many people will be interested in them but I use the blog for record keeping among other things.
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