PREPARED FATHER WALKS TWO HOURS TO HELP DAUGHTER GET HOME SAFELY-DAUGHTER LEARNS HER PREPAREDNESS MINDED DAD KNOWS WHAT HE IS TALKING ABOUT!
Ice storm in Birmigham AL area hit by surprise yesterday. Announcements
from schools went out at 11AM that they were sending kids home but it was
too late. Buses couldn't run. Hills everywhere around here started
accumulating ice. Crashed cars and trucks everywhere and in ditches near
every hill and some in streams. I walked 2 hours to pick up daughter at the
high school. I got there faster walking then many did sitting stuck in
traffic. She has a 4x4 truck and we were able to help others get home. Many
stuck in schools, stores, churches, and in cars. Surprised at the number of
folks who don't travel with coats. Many walking without them back home even
in high heels in 17 degrees. Daughter now understands why I fuss to always
keep the gas tank full and keep blankets and more in the car. Deep freeze
to continue until tomorrow.
Jan 29, 2014