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Endicott Residents In Atlanta Weigh In On Snow Fall

Down South, the National Weather Service is being blamed for causing part of the weather mess down there-- especially in Georgia.

That's because in the Atlanta area, hundreds of thousand of folks were caught off guard.
 
This week's storm was unusual for the Southern states, but accumulations were only a few inches.

The governor and mayor of Atlanta seemed to be blaming the National Weather Service for not providing enough warning ahead of time, and for giving the impression that the storm would pass farther South than it did.

At Binghamton airport, we asked a NWS meteorologist about warnings that are given ahead of time.  They say there is always open communication with lawmakers.

"The state agencies. We're in contact with the county agencies.  We send out all kinds of products.  We send out emails to them with briefings with how much we are going to have with ice, snow," said Theodore Champney, Meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Binghamton.
 
We spoke with two Endicott natives who were in Atlanta when the storm hit. Both say that residents in the South simply don't have much experience in handling weather that Northerners take in stride.

"Just getting on the highway and its a mess, millions of people trying to get east, west, and south around Atlanta, it didn't work because it just froze right up underneath everybody. And they sat for 12, 13, 14 hours in their cars, running out of gas. A woman had a baby, a gentleman died of a heart attack, all kinds of stuff. It was crazy down here,"  said Fred Hanyon, Endicott Native, living in Atlanta area.

"They just don't have the infrastructure to deal with ice or snow and people don't have ice scrapers, they don't have snow brushes, shovels, they don't have anything to deal with it. 'Even the plows?' "even the plows, yeah," said Robert Coyle, Endicott, in Atlanta on a business trip.

A similar storm hit the area in 2011, prompting officials to buy more snow removal equipment and develop snow emergency plans, but the measures were inadequate when this week's storm hit. 


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