PRedictable PRedicament

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An Atlanta highway, January 26, 2014

An Atlanta highway, January 26, 2014

Predicting the weather has become increasingly accurate as the tools of the trade become more sophisticated.  While never perfect, it’s reasonable to say that when a storm is coming we pretty much know what to expect before it hits.

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal seemed quite surprised, however, when a snowstorm paralyzed several southern states last week. Just two inches of snow and ice crippled much of the region, most notably in Atlanta, where thousands of motorists were stranded and more than a thousand accidents were reported.  According to USA Today, “Marshall Shepherd…president of the American Meteorological Society…said the weather service issued a winter storm warning for the entire Atlanta metro area…expecting 1-2 inches of snow. The city got about 2.6 inches.”  Governor Deal apologized for the debacle. “We did not respond fast enough,” he told reporters. “We will be much more cautious — and much more aggressive in terms of taking action in advance.”

Deal wasn’t the only politician giving post-storm apologies.  After Upper East Side residents complained that the plows never showed up after the January 21 snowstorm, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio also felt the need to take blame. “After inspecting the area and listening to concerns from residents earlier today, I determined more could have been done to serve the Upper East Side,” he said.

Elected officials often wind up taking the public relations hit when the aftermath of storms aren’t handled perfectly.  Mother Nature is cruel and we humans aren’t very patient.  Weather events can create havoc, so we expect our leaders to monitor them closely and handle them efficiently.  But do mayors and governors personally direct plowing and sanding operations? What if plow operators do a poor job?  Who’s to blame if the weather takes an uglier turn than predicted?  And how many people ignore warnings about driving?

It’s usually not a mayor or governor’s fault when these situations turn ugly.  But they should be prepared for a blizzard of bad PR when people are inconvenienced or put in harm’s way.  Your thoughts?

48 thoughts on “PRedictable PRedicament

  1. Christina Sewell

    I think that Government officials should always be prepared for a PR disaster. No matter how much we watch the weather forecast, nothing is ever guaranteed. I believe that with any winter storm approaching officials need to be prepared for the trouble that may brew as a result of their decisions (even if they aren’t the cause of the problem). Officials serve as a “figure head”/someone to point a finger at.

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  2. akof123

    I’m from Maryland and often we don’t get much snow. However, this year we got a lot and roads were left unplowed for days, for the Government did not plan and take proper action. It is their job to make sure during disastrous conditions that snowplows are ready and available, so in that sense I do believe they can be held to a fault.

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  3. melanief13

    I believe that it is government officials job to prepare for a storm or intense weather and give fair warnings to all residents. But I don’t believe that government officials should take the blame when a storm turns more intense than predicted. There are steps that can be taken to speed up the clean up process but as noted people can be very impatient. I believe that keeping constant conversation with concerned audiences is very important after a storm so delays and problems can be explained and discussed. It is governments responsibility to ensure the safety and security of everyone when weather like this hits but it is important for people to understand that government can’t control what the weather decides to do and sometimes they have to roll with the punches just like everyone else.

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  4. Jen

    I don’t think there’s anything government officials can do to ward off bad PR when inclement weather happens, especially in an area where certain weather never really happens (like snow in the south). There will always be people who drive when they aren’t supposed to, refuse to evacuate when told, and otherwise get stuck without adequate supplies and will need help. I think the best thing a PR person can do is develop a crisis PR plan along with a crisis aid plan to directly deal with the storm. More important however is ensuring there are safety measure in place, because bad PR can really get out of hand when people aren’t adequately cared for. Case in point – New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.

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  5. Alexandria Alicea

    Government officials should not be held responsible for anything more than alerting the public as well as making sure all services are made available in the event of dangerous whether conditions. The most an official can do is monitor whether or not the proper precautions are in place. Unfortunately, officials have to prepare for the worst in every aspect of a crisis. It is nearly impossible for a weather related crisis to go smoothly and to have an exact plan of attack. A large portion of the job is being able to handle the scrutiny of an unhappy population. No matter what route an official takes it is impossible to make sure every citizen is happy. As long as the government is able to provide the proper tools for its people, and carrying out the proper procedures they are doing their job.

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  6. Zachary Kizer

    Since the government officials have been elected into office it is their job to represent everyone that fall under their leadership. While it may not be the government official’s responsibility to micromanage the cleanup of snow, or monitor weather reports it is still important that they make a public statement if anything unexpected happens. The mayor of New York can’t possibly make sure each street is plowed properly, but he can represent the men and women who are doing their best to manage the snow.

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  7. Mike Iadevaia

    I believe it is our elected officials’ responsibility to distribute weather related information to the public; however, they can only do so much. When these elected officials share weather advisories with the public, it is also the public’s job to take their warnings seriously. There are numerous citizens who believe they can “brave the storm” yet, once an accident occurs they are quick to play the blame game. How can a person justify an accident or misfortune they suffered out in the storm when they were given direct instructions from their officials? Elected officials are held responsible if and only if they fail to spread awareness or act. Government has an obligation to protect its citizens but citizens also have an obligation to protect themselves and others.

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  8. Nyala Stagger

    In strong weather conditions, no one is ever completely satisfied with the efforts put forth by government clean up crew. Even when snow is plowed in time, residents can complain that not enough was plowed. The only thing thats reliable about bad weather is that not everyone will be satisfied with how prepared the government was before the weather and how they cleaned up after. The best PR in that situation, in my opinion, is to admit that these predicaments are hard to deal with, but they plan to improve the infrastructure to improve future clean up.

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  9. Jacob Hasten

    It may not be directly the mayor’s fault the snow wasn’t plowed properly in the Upper East Side, but I do believe he displays proper publicity tactics by taking “the blame”. When the disaster of power outage in Far Rockaway took place after Hurricane Sandy, Bloomberg didn’t want to take responsibility or blame for the slow progress. He went on by justifying that Far Rockaway was controlled by LIPA, which was the responsibility of Long Island’s mess. Far Rockaway is part of the five boros, which makes it Bloomberg’s responsibility. I believe these statements he made were a pefect example of bad publicity. It definitely wouldn’t have hurt if he left that statement out.

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  10. Jane Capants

    I agree that it is the government officials job to be prepared for any and every situation. Weather is something we can’t control, but with the technology we have nowadays we can be prepared to deal with anything. I don’t think it is personally the Mayors or Governors fault when a snowplow falls through or the roads aren’t cleared as quickly as possible. Officials should have a Public Relations person ready when bad weather strikes because there will always be people pointing the finger at the highest authority if something doesn’t go right.

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  11. Nina Vasiljevic

    Elected officials are the ones blamed for basically anything that goes wrong, because when you become a public official, you have once for all signed yourself up for scrutiny and blame. I don’t think that it is entirely elected officials’ fault in this case. It could also be that the plow operators have done the reckless job. So, I would say that public officials should be better prepared, that plowing operations should be more efficient and that the people should stop whining.

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  12. Marisa Beachdell

    Growing up in upstate New York, I must first comment on how sad it is that 2.6 inches of snow was able to cause such commotion. I do, however, realize that not all parts of the country are used to driving in snowy conditions and are not always prepared with the necessary salt for the roads or enough plows to get the snow off the streets fast enough. Therefore, it is important that the weather is frequently updated as well as that the government releases the necessary warnings. But it is critical that the public be aware that weather is unpredictable. It is important to always be prepared for surprising weather.

    That being said, it is also important that government officials are prepared to respond as quickly as possible in the event of unexpected weather and that they keep the public informed. They should also be prepared to respond to the media, they should be well media trained and have prepared statements at times of crisis.

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  13. Hector Bonilla

    Well first off, the public usually expects a show of responsibility from the leadership in any given crisis. This is as true for the federal government in any national emergency as opposed to this local example, as it is for any private organization when faced with a potential disaster. If someone screws up the blame works its way to the top eventually. The politicians in these cases couldn’t have done much to personally prepare their constituents, but there was much more they could have done to prepare for every possible occurrence. As a leader, and furthermore as a public servant you have to be mindful of the consequences of not appearing ready for a crisis.

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  14. Anthony Lucero

    In the case of Mother Nature vs. mankind, Mother Nature takes it again. Vengeful and unforgiving she claims more governing officials making for PR headaches. In Atlanta the blame lays solely on Governor Nathan Deal. The response was not only slow and terribly organized but they created a post-apocalyptic scene straight out of the movies.
    As for Mayor Bill de Blasio, having to deal with roughly 7 snow falls since taking office, I’m sure he’s ready for the spring days. What can be said though is he is off to a rocky start with the Upper West side elite, who became a custom to Bloomberg’s treatment. Yet sticking true to his mantra de Blasio did well in plowing and maintaining areas where the money does not flow as deep.
    It is true that the “science” of predicting weather is still just predicting weather, so there is still a grey area for surprise. This is where the governing officials come in. who are elected to maintain and uphold a working society and deal with “surprises”. When all is going well they get all the credit in the world. The same must be done for when issues like this arise and blame must be handed out.

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  15. Samantha

    Although I’m loath to admit it, government officials should be prepared to deal with the fallout of situations similar to the plowing incident in New York. Unfortunately, we do live in a society where blaming others has become a national past time, and politicians are certainly not immune. Even if they weren’t driving the plows, in essence, mayors are the face of the response team and they need to conduct themselves accordingly.

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  16. kimberlymuoio

    I think it’s extremely interesting that these government officials get the blame for the weather events. When a storm does hit, everyone is guilty of getting angry and wanting to blame whatever and whoever they possibly can. In these cases, the people we look to are the people that are in charge of our cities and towns. These officials have a responsibility to prepare and fix situations to help citizens. They should be prepared to take the PR hits and disasters because frankly they are responsible for the wellbeing of their states and communities.

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  17. David Salomon

    The government will always get the blame at the end of the day. It is the governments job to make sure all personnel and staff are over prepared and that all locations in the city are covered when a storm is approaching. The blame always goes straight to the top when something isn’t done properly. The governor should also be prepared if there is a worst case scenario.

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  18. kristinneuman

    As we all know, weather is unpredictable. We can try to make predictions about what the upcoming weather will be like but nothing is set in stone. There is always room for changes and often times, people don’t handle that well. When our streets aren’t plowed the way we think they should be or when we feel like we have not been properly prepared, we tend to pass the blame off to other people. Because these elected officials are known by the people and are in the spotlight, they are often the target for this blame. Although misdirected, these officials take the blame and, like de Blasio and Deal, make public apologies about the incidents. I think it’s important for us to recognize that these issues are not the fault of these officials. We should also realize that in situations like predicted storms, we should always do our part to prepare.

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  19. Howard Blankman

    Simply put, the blame game is unimportant. Who’s ever in charge should get out there first to control the story — before the air is rife with accusations — and tersely refer to what has happened and quickly focus completely on what is being done to prevent such unpreparedness in the future.

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  20. Avalon Bohunicky

    Government officials should prepare citizens for any type of snowfall, for it may be more serious than meteorologists predict. Dangerous driving conditions can lead to countless accidents, causing injuries and delays for those on the road. The government should make sure that plows are readily available and that they start to work before the snow accumulates. There is no such thing as being too prepared. In order to avoid bad PR, government officials should take extra precaution when it comes to planning for any time of snowfall. They will not be to blame if the snowstorm is bad, only if the city was not prepared for it.

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  21. tatayanayomary

    While I do agree that no one can anticipate how the weather is really going to be especially in the winter however, I do think that it is the government officials job to be prepared for inclement weather. At the end of the day it is the job of government officials to keep their communities safe especially in the wake of questionable weather. These are the people that vote to put officials in office so the least they can do is make sure that all citizens are safe.

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  22. chrisswenson2014

    I’m not entirely sure of how much direct power/responsibility a mayor or governor has when it comes to storm preparation, but I think that regardless their positions demand that they take some form of responsibility. In the face of criticism about how the government has handled recent weather disasters, I think the best PR move is to simply show an understanding of what went wrong, address what will happen differently next time, and then stand by it with action. With the way these storms keep coming, it seems like there will be plenty of opportunities to get it right and gain back some approval.

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  23. Howard Blankman

    An old pop song has a lyric that says:
    “Love and the weather,
    Birds of a feather,
    Can’t be depended upon, etc.”

    If one can’t depend on love or the weather, then he or she who, as a professional, must endure the “slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,” should always have a Plan B. Whether it’s sunny Marco Island, Florida or Juneau, Alaska, a best-case scenario should always run in tandem with a worst-case scenario.

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  24. LaChele Prophet

    It’s hard to predict the weather. Sometimes meteorologists predict the worst weather and nothing really happens. It’s always best to be prepared though. You always have to be ready for the worst to happen and to always have a plan ready. Government officials should prepare to keep the public safe in all types harsh weather.

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  25. Catherine Benny

    I agree that weather is unpredictable, as the past few days have proved. Although governmental officials cannot directly control what the sanitation department does I do believe they have some control over the amount of resources allocated to the sanitation department, which should be increased in case of an emergency or major storm. It might be that I’m sick of the storm but I do think that governors and mayors have an ability to monitor what goes on in their city and they should. Government officials should be prepared for PR disasters regardless of the weather, but they definitely do intensify when inclement weather occurs.

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  26. sfoley62014

    This winter season has been very unpredictable, but i believe that society should know to prepare for the worst. Even though the government and the weathermen have warned us, they have not prepared for the aftermath of these polar vortexes. They should be ready to instruct the plowmen about a plan of action to ensure the safety of the public. But instead they have not expected or planned for this much snow.

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  27. Laura Schioppi

    Weather is unpredictable. I can understand the public’s frustration because of a misunderstanding, but it is important to fix the problem before it gets worse. The weather is a tricky subject for the mayor to deal with. However, he must stand on top of it and alert the public of any news. We must make sure the public is safe during snowstorms.

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  28. yannaloren89

    I agree with Kalli Dionysiou “Government officials should be prepared for a PR disaster in inclement weather.” It’s always best to prepare for the worst. Inaccurate forecasts have been told before and it’s the elected officials job to make sure the necessary plows are up and running for the worst possible weather.

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  29. Yejide Collman

    Matters such as these examples calls for team work and critical advance planning. No one person can do the job of a meteorologist, government official, or sanitation worker. All three parties need to work diligently together to handle disasters in inclement weather. However, government officials are solely responsible for the public safety and are to be held accountable for any operations that are not handled properly. Therefore, their crisis PR team should be prepared for any issues that may arise from unforseen weather issues.

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  30. taylorpaige

    I completely agree that government officials should be prepared for bad PR in inclement weather. Although we cannot rely on them to report information right away or accurately, because no one knows exactly what is going on, they should still be prepared to monitor the storms and make sure that we are all well aware of the conditions so that we can take proper precautions and safe routes to work, school and where every else we need to go. It is the government officials job to make sure that their states are safe!!

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  31. Brenna O'Shea

    It doesn’t hurt to be over prepared. That’s just common sense. Government officials and representatives should be prepared in case of a weather crisis. We are lucky we have accurate predictors of the weather, but they are not 100 percent correct.

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  32. Colin Sullivan

    If they get the praise for a quick clean-ups, they should feel the negative affects of having poor response timing. While these elected officials may not literally send the plows out of the garages, one has to imagine they are in charge of the communication for the area and staying on top of messaging. Even if residence are inconvenienced by the weather, timely and informative communication is one way that the officials, and their offices, can lighten the blow of the negative attention following a storm.

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  33. Kerri Tortorella

    Yesterday the Mayor mentioned that when he hears of a section of the city left unplowed in the future, he will be checking it out himself. A plan needs to be in place for communicating the “forgotten” neighborhoods along with a plan of action. While we have no control over the weather and society’s patience grows thinner with each passing day, there will always be expectations to meet and more that can be done. Looking for ways to constantly improve is key.

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  34. Brittany Witter

    I think that what occurred in Atlanta was sad and ridiculous! I think is was both state and city officials responsibilities to be prepared and protecting of there residents. They knew the snow was coming, and there was absolutely not sanding or salting down, and Atlanta is an extremely hill filled region! I think if representatives do their jobs and handle public safety correctly and a head of time they can avoid PR disasters.

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  35. Dan Savarino

    “Mother Nature is cruel and we humans aren’t very patient,”—Yes and yes! Our younger, college age generation lacks patience. We have become so used to the speed and efficiency modern technology brings. When you look at the issues politicians deal with, they are the face for what happens in the area the represent. In NYC, a mistake by snow removal sheds poor light on the new mayor, Bill de Blasio. So, he has to take the blame to try and make the public feel better, save face for his administration, and more importantly, keep his approval ratings up. Citizens will blame the public figure before they blame a particular department. It just becomes easier for the impatient society we live in. Bad weather will more than likely bring bad PR. It could be done smoothly, but one slight problem will annoy the public. In my opinion, you cannot blame the meteorologists, you cannot always blame whichever department handles snow removal, or a government official. In the end, as a society, we must understand you cannot predict everything.

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  36. Francesco Vivacqua

    This is an issue that plagues elected officials with executive and administrative powers throughout our country and the world. People who hold positions such as mayor, county executive and governor are usually always held accountable for the devastation that mother nature has on its constituents. It is not always fair to criticize these elected officials, because it can be very difficult to prevent roads from being obstructed by debris, snow or rain that severe weather conditions cause. However, that being said, it is possible for an elected official to have a good clean up system put in place. For example, In Mayor de Blasio’s clean up effort, there definitely was more he could have done to get the roads cleared for motorist. There were roads throughout NYC that were never plowed during or within two days after the storm in January. I understand that it is impossible for him to be fully aware of all the missed roads, but this is the first time a lot of roads were missed since Bloomberg’s botched storm a few years back. In the case of Bloomberg’s botched clean up effort, it is easy to see that after he was heavily criticized, he put more effort in the storms that followed, which resulted cleaner roads. The only pass Mayor de Blasio gets is that he is a new mayor who needs to get acclimated to the position. To sum it all up, when a storm hits, it is impossible for an elected official to prevent storm caused havoc. However, There are powers an elected official has to provide a good clean up and when it is not fully executed, it is noticed by constituents.

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  37. Kim Gray

    You are absolutely right regarding to humans as being impatient. We expect things to be handled and done right away. Well not in this case especially when it comes to natural disasters. When a natural disaster occurs, it is no one’s fault. Predictions and preparations can only do so much. However, like many people stated prior, we do have weather channels and technology devices that will give us continuous update so we cannot only blame Government officials, we also have to blame ourselves if there is lack of seriousness and preparation. We as humans make mistakes and people now a days seem to forget that.

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  38. afitting

    There’s no good reason why elected officials end up in PR predicaments regarding weather events. It’s their responsibility to be proactive about public safety and the maintenance of infrastructure, which I would expect, involves strategic planning and clear processes on how to manage harsh weather situations. Given the accurate information available, it’s hard to believe effective measures to resolve bad weather situations are not achievable. I suppose government officials should be prepared for a bad weather PR crisis when people are inconvenienced or harmed, but it should be a step in the process rarely implemented.

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  39. Sydney Myers

    Overall, the biggest problem we have dealing with Mother Nature is that she is completely unpredictable. We may know there is a storm or snowing coming, but we never what to what extent we should expect or prepare. People often are just looking for other places to put the blame. I don’t think is it the Mayor’s or Governor’s fault when it snows. Especially in the warmer places, like Atlanta, who could have ever predicted a “polar vortex” was headed their way and the whole city would freak out from two inches of snow. But yes, government PR should know how to handle this because people will be inconvenienced from the snow which will upset them. No one can control the snow, so it’s best for PR professionals to expect the worst and hope for the best with the weather.

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  40. GMP1991

    This winter the weather has really tested everyone’s response skills. While meteorologists are getting more accurate readings and have been warning the public about driving in the dangerous conditions, sometimes it is impossible to keep off the roads due to work or an emergency. It is not only the mayor’s fault when roads can’t get plowed fast enough or if the job isn’t done well, but it is their job to be prepared. They should be informed on everything from the severity of the weather to where the plows have been and how long it has taken. They should also be aware do the supplies that they have and should take control in situations where the employees are unprepared. The more informed the public officials are the better everyone can deal with the inclement weather.

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  41. Christina Li

    In most situation, we could not say whose fault simply. With regard to the staff of American Meteorological society, this is their duty to predict weather and report to us. However, the suddenly turn is difficult to predict. So the staff should be more cautious; For government officials, people elect them to be leaders since people trust that they will make the society and life better. So government officials have the response to make sure that people is safety. Especially in the unpredictable situation, government officials should take action immediately to lessen harm of the aftermath; The public, we also have the response to take care ourselves. We should get to know our life by TV news, newspaper and other electronic devices.

    Also, we can find that it is very important for government officials to do a pretty PR when people face disaster. People expect that government can solve all the problems, especially after havoc, which requires government people should not only take action, but also pacify public‘’s emotion. Even one word can lead to a bad PR.

    The ugly turn of weather can not be changed, however, a pretty PR from government will make public feel better, then will not lose their trust.

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  42. Christine Wallen

    The weather isn’t something that we can predict 100% of the time but I do believe it is the job of government officials to prepare their cities for the best and worst situations for every storm. Georgia was warned about the storm and due to the fact that they rarely have snow I believe that Governor Nathan Deal took the warnings lightly which left many residents to deal with dangerous road conditions. City officials aren’t the ones behind the plow so maybe they should let the public see their plans for predicted storms. This way the citizens can see what their plans and if they aren’t executed in the correct manner they can then hold the people behind the plows accountable for errors. This solution here is to show and prove.

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  43. Alexandra Cohen

    No ever knows what the weather will be especially in the winter because of where we live. If the weather reports say it’s going to snow, the government should make sure that the snow plows are ready to go at a moments notice to clean the streets and keep the people safe from disaster and accidents. The PR people should be prepared at a moments notice for any crisis.

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  44. Amanda Torres

    You hit the nail on the head by saying humans aren’t very patient. We aren’t, and a lot of it has to do with this new age of technology and all of the other advancements that have been made. Sometimes, we forget that there IS such thing as an “accident” because we are so used to technology (in this instance whatever the weather forecasters use) to be accurate every single time.

    I also disagree with Kalli and Kayla.. I don’t think it’s a government officials “job” to prepare us, I think that’s more for the news to do.. We also have the ability to check the weather not only on the television but on our handheld device that almost all of us today carry… We have a responsibility too. It’s the government officials job to make sure the aftermath is taken care of in a TIMELY matter.

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    1. Olga

      Let me disagree with you , Amanda, that it’s not government officials job to prepare us for the extreme weather conditions. Take yesterday as an example.
      I knew the storm was coming and was looking form Sunday evening for the information if my kids’ school will be closed. In the morning, I attempted again to find any info about the schools, as the storm was expected to be strong. But nope, the school wasn’t cancelled, so seeing through the window the amount of snow and I having my doubts, I had to take my kids to school, and then drive to work. Even though my common sense did tell me that to go anywhere in this weather, especially by car, is a really bad idea.
      I understand, that there are certain type of jobs where you just have to be, no matter what, such as police, medical emergency doctors, nurses, fire fighters etc. But there are a lot of people who could have stayed safe home yesterday, and nothing terrible would have happened if they missed one day of work. (Hofstra did a great job yesterday, when announced that the University were be closed, having saved by this a lot of people out car accidents and troubles).
      So here was the situation yesterday:
      I took my kids to school, and drove to work. The working day was not really productive, as all my thoughts were about if I were able to make it safe home or not. So by 12:00 pm, when my life instinct finally won the sense of professional responsibility, I left the office as well as two of my colleagues. All of us, of course, stuck in a snow in our cars and could get out, as the snow was pretty deep already.
      Now being realistic, how many people yesterday were working really full day and really did their job? Not so many, as I saw many parents came to pick up kids from the school much earlier than usual. Do you know, how many kids came to school? Less than half. So what was the reason, that the officials didn’t close all schools in the morning, and didn’t warn the people to close businesses and stay home if possible? Anyway, at around 12 pm the schools started to make phone calls to all the parents, to announce that all after-school programs and activities were closed, and the sooner we pick up the kids, the better. There is more: there were no regular classes at our school yesterday, as the teachers, having seen the amount of kids in classes, decided not to teach, as those kids who stayed home yesterday will be lack behind. Some teachers didn’t even come themselves to schools.
      I really don’t get it. Is it because the officials were overly self-confident that they are capable to manage a Mother Nature hit so well and wanted to demonstrate it ? Was it an attempt to create good publicity? Yes, I saw the highways and major roads have been cleaned in Queens, but the small roads, that lead to school, to the office where I work, the roads near my house were not cleaned yet, and I saw so many people either stuck in the snow or having an accident.
      I am sure, all those people, who have their cars in the repair shops today, would have really appreciated if the officials prepared us, took care of us and shut down everything to keep people safe.

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  45. Kayla Marzo

    I believe that it is Government officials job to prepare us for inclement weather. However, we have meteorologists and weather channels. Government officials should always be on top of their game and prepare the people who work for each state to be ready for crazy weather. It is their duty that everything comes into place and that each state has safe roads and conditions to travel in.

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  46. Kalli Dionysiou

    Government officials should be prepared for a PR disaster in inclement weather. Although they are not physically going out and plowing the snow, it is their responsibility to make sure the public is safe and all weather related precautions and operations are handled properly.

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