Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Proud of My Hometown!

I was born and raised in Sarnia, Ontario.  A medium-sized city (pop. 72,000ish) along the shores of Lake Huron.  It's great to be along the water in the summer....not so great in the winter.

We have gusty winters filled with snow.  I couldn't count how many times cars were buried in the driveway for the morning, or having to climb over a pile of snow at the door just to get outside.

Never though did I experience what's happened the past couple of days.  More than 300 cars were stranded along a stretch of highway between Sarnia and Strathroy.  Around lunch time rescue helicopters flew in, police cars picked up those stranded, and ploughs started to clear the highways.

For those stranded near exists so many people opened their homes to stranded strangers for warm blankets, food, water, and a bed. 

Whether it comes to being prepared for a snow storm or prepared if your pay is delayed a week because of a computer glitch, it's always important to have an emergency plan.

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