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People rose to occasion

Published 9:45am Tuesday, January 14, 2014

As we pull out of our deepest freeze in recent winters, it’s worth taking note of how well we battled the cold, snow, wind, and, in some cases, cabin fever.

Let’s give credit where credit is due. People rose to the occasion, and exhibited common sense, something that doesn’t always emerge when the going gets tough….

Fortunately, most of us paid heed to weather forecasts, and did the prudent thing by going to the grocery and stocking up for the worst. It was chaotic in the checkout lines, but, in hindsight, it was worth it.

People don’t always do a good job when it comes to following directions. But this time, most did. For two days, most didn’t make it out their front door. One look out the window, of course, was enough to convince most people to stay home after the storm hit and the temperatures dropped….

There are likely many stories of neighbors helping neighbors and strangers helping strangers this week. It might have been someone helping dig someone out of a ditch, checking on an elderly relative, or providing warmth to a stranded motorist….

Once again we’ve proven we’re survivors, and willing to help each other when the need arises.

The overall response to this major weather event is a testament to the strength and will of the people who live here.

Let’s hope we don’t have to endure another week like this one, at least anytime soon. But if one shows up, at least we know we can handle it.

 

The (Findlay) Courier

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