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February 7, 2014

EDITORIAL: Someone needs to take the hit for ‘Snowmageddon 2014'

In announcing changes to the way the Georgia Emergency Management Agency works when it comes to big storms, the governor has taken a good first step. He’s appointed a task force to review procedures and told GEMA to work with area meteorologist before a big storm arrives. It’s a huge task in a metro area with 5.4 million people. But no matter what changes are recommended, the governor needs to take a further step. Two days after the storm hit, the governor said, “I accept responsibility for the fact that we did not make preparation early enough to avoid these consequences ... I’m not looking for a scapegoat. I’m the governor, the buck stops with me.” But does it?

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