Deal announces winter weather task force

Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 3:00 PM
Last updated Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2014 12:27 AM
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ATLANTA — Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a task force that includes various state and local officials, meteorologists and business leaders charged with making recommendations to improve the state’s response to severe weather events.

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has announced a task force that includes various state and local officials, meteorologists and business leaders charged with making recommendations to improve the state’s response to severe weather events.

A winter storm last week dropped about 2 inches of snow on the metro Atlanta area and brought traffic to a standstill. Deal has faced considerable criticism for the state’s response to the storm, which left tens of thousands stranded on icy, gridlocked roads.

The governor says his office is working on a public alert system similar to one used for missing and endangered children that would be used in certain weather situations.

Deal also says he expects an internal review of the state’s response to the storm to be completed within 10 days.

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djkillaran
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djkillaran 02/03/14 - 03:44 pm
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Deal announces winter weather task force?

OK...... and the question is how many times a year does Atlanta get 2 inches of snow? A few salt trucks and a few million dollars later problem solved. A task force?? Ooooo...WoooooW!!

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myfather15 02/03/14 - 04:23 pm
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They've got to give the

They've got to give the appearance of really doing something serious about this problem!! This is what government does!! They overblow their reactions to crisis, trying to act like the saviors!! The only thing they did wrong was NOT cancelling school for those days!! They had forewarning this was coming. Richmond County and other school systems cancelled days in advance, people made fun of them for cancelling on the THREAT of snow. Turns out, they were genius!!

When you bunch millions of people together into an area, then you have natural disasters and weather problems, it compounds the problem!!! That's why I love being a Country boy!!

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