Update 5 AM Dec 30th 2015 21F – I pray for the loved ones of those killed in the Southeast United States. It is a tragic loss with so much devastation. In Roswell two have died so far with hundreds still stranded and hundreds of traffic accidents. One lady I know of is 8 months pregnant, hasn’t been able to get to work for five days, her car is snowed in, and the streets still have 20 inches of snow on them in places. Snow drifts are over 10 feet tall in other areas of the city. My caregiver has not been here since December 24th because she too is locked in.
I am one of the lucky ones. While preparing for something else, I prepared food and water for a month. Little did I realize something like this would happen. There are 60 residents in this handicapped and elderly complex. at least 25% are handicapped like myself, they cannot walk or worse. The rest are all over 65 mostly in their 70’s and 80’s. Even if they could drive, they could not go to the store.
Management has cleared the doorways, but not much else can be done. Rental equipment for snow removal is booked for the next week. The manager and one worker cannot, could not possibly remove the snow from the walks and the drives/parking areas by hand. I am praying for those in the complex that cannot get help, they must be close to running out of food. this is one complex, imagine the hundreds of complexes like this in New Mexico. I expect many more deaths, some, will take days or even weeks to find.
Update 12:20 PM Dec 29 24F 20 inches fell and more is falling Right now we have had more than an inch fall in the last hour. It is not melting See the video: 20 inches and more on the way
Update 1:30 AM Dec 28 26F 10 Foot Snow Drifts Hotels Full
Update 10:30 AM Dec 27 2015 – All roads in and out of Roswell New Mexico are closed until further notice. Traffic has stopped. The city is basically shut down.
The Southern and Eastern United States get most of the national drastic weather news. I suppose because of their population density. However here on the desert lands of New Mexico, Western Texas and Arizona we hardly ever make the news, even when we have 80 mile an hour winds that rip houses off their lots, hail storms that last for hours sometimes, and blizzards.
Yesterday and through the week we will probably have more deaths reported because of the weather, even though the police murdering people, should be at the forefront of the news. I guess what bugs me most is that right now we are having a blizzard in central to Northern New Mexico, people are dying, traffic accidents will cost billions, and we do not make the news. Maybe our newspapers and TV reporters are lame.
I only go outside if the temp is 75 degrees F or more, but here is a photo what what is happening right this moment outside my door. 4 AM Dec 27 2015
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28F 5:00 PM Dec 27 2015