AJC WATCHDOG: WINTER STORM REPORT CARD
LEADERSHIP REPORT CARD: Call it the great “do-over.” Just two weeks ago, Georgia was roundly ridiculed for allowing 2.6 inches of snow to throw the Atlanta metro area into gridlocked chaos. Leaders this past week were granted a rare second chance to do it right, the political equivalent of a mulligan.
A review by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution of emergency efforts this time around found a more vigorous and better coordinated effort. Gov. Nathan Deal seized the helm early and stayed visible throughout. Transportation and emergency management officials made better use of technology. Schools shut their doors before a drop of precipitation had fallen.