More Urgent Advice: Horrific Unseasonable Snowy Weather

posted by Wendy Weathersbee @ 19:10 PM
November 19, 2014

Too-Much-Snow-2014    Listen: This is not weather to be out in.  Ask people in the  Buffalo, N.Y. According to the Associated Press (AP):  “Four people died during a storm that dumped more than 4 feet of snow around Buffalo and forced motorists in 150 vehicles, including a women’s basketball team, to ride it out on a day when temperatures dropped to freezing or below in all 50 states.

“One person was killed in an automobile accident and three others had heart attacks, including two believed to be shoveling snow at the time . . . The snowstorm stranded cars, trucks and buses on a four-mile section near Buffalo. . . . the paralyzing ordeal that lasted nearly 24 hours for some motorists.”

Got that? A warning to all 50 states of these United States! AP adds: “In New Hampshire and elsewhere, icy roads led to accidents. Lake-effect storms in Michigan produced gale-force winds and as much as 18 inches of snow, and canceled several flights at the Grand Rapids airport.

“Schools closed in the North Carolina mountains amid blustery winds and ice-coated roads. In Indiana, three firefighters were hurt when a semitrailer hit a fire truck on a snowy highway.  The National Weather Service warned that the snow, generated by cold air blowing over the warmer Great Lakes, would continue through Wednesday and could eventually total 6 feet in places.”

So know about wikiHow’s wisdom: “Don’t get stranded in the first place. If you don’t have an important reason for Car-accident-snow-storm-2014driving in the snow, stay home and wait for the roads to be cleared. Avoid traveling during a snowstorm or blizzard for anything but medical emergencies, or you run the risk of getting stranded.”

That site’s wisdom for winter ‘car-carries’ is also the longest yet: “Blankets; Pillow; Warm clothing, to be used if you need to change; Non-perishable food (e.g. nuts, canned tuna, crackers, dry cereal, fruit cups); . . .

“. . . A flashlight and extra batteries; Matches; Prescription medications; A fully-charged phone; Snow shovel; Ice scraper; Jumper cables; Extra gas; Add anything else vital that you may find useful if trapped in your car.”

Above all, they insist:  Stay in your car!  jalopnik.com adds: “Abandon your car as a last resort. This is your only means of shelter unless a hotel or public building is nearby, or if you aren’t properly clothed to walk somewhere for shelter.”

jalopnik.com has other vital info, i.e.: “If you’re in snow and ice and you’re running your engine, check that your tailpipe hasn’t gotten blocked. If it is, clear the snow and ice out. Otherwise, carbon monoxide can leak back into the car and kill you. It’s a very simple check with very grave consequences.”

More advice to come for dealing with this ‘plus size Christian sweatshirts’ ‘Winter in Fall’ weather, but it is most vital for believers to obey God’s Word in these times: “Trust in The LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear The LORD, and depart from evil (Proverbs 3:5-7).”

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