Rugged circumstances can teach worthwhile lessons.
As the second major storm in barely two weeks pounded away at us last week, Georgians, their government and the private sector seemed to have taken January’s bad weather teachings to heart. We’ve got more to learn, but this city and state seem to have been forced onto a better path of storm management.
We changed our behaviors this time around and timing of the latest storm also worked more in our favor. That made all the difference as sleet, ice and snow descended upon us yet again.
In the midst of it all, we were reminded that humankind, even with the best of its technology and machinery, is little match for Nature at its worst. More than 350,000 Georgia customers without electric power Wednesday decisively proved that.
We must nevertheless be ever-diligent in managing what we can control. Thus, we should keep working toward better ways to predict, assess and handle future weather events. Two big storms in less than a