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May 29, 2005
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I was sent this - - - I did not even hear of the storm but I sure heard of Katrina

North Dakota News

This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part of North Dakota state after the recent snow storm.


Up here in the Northern Plains we just recovered from a Historic event --- may I even say a "Weather Event" of "Biblical Proportions" --- with a historic blizzard of up to 44" inches of snow and winds to 90 MPH that broke trees in half, knocked down utility poles, stranded hundreds of motorists in lethal snow banks, closed ALL roads, isolated scores of communities and cut power to 10's of thousands.


George Bush did not come....

FEMA did nothing....

No one howled for the government...

No one blamed the government

No one even uttered an expletive on TV...

Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton did not visit

Our Mayor's did not blame Bush or anyone else

Our Governor did not blame Bush or anyone else either

CNN, ABC, CBS, FOX, or NBC did not visit – or report on this category 5 snow storm

Nobody demanded $2,000 debit cards.....

No one asked for a FEMA Trailer House....

No one looted...

Nobody - I mean Nobody demanded the government do something

Nobody expected the government to do anything either

No Larry King, No Bill O'Reilly, No Oprah, No Chris Mathews and

No Geraldo Rivera No Sean Penn, No Barbara Striesand, No Hollywood types to be found


Nope, we just melted the snow for water

Sent out caravans of SUV's to pluck people out of snow engulfed cars

The truck drivers pulled people out of snow banks and didn't ask for a penny.

Local restaurants made food and the police and fire departments delivered it to the snow bound families.

Families took in the stranded people – total strangers.

We fired up wood stoves

Broke out coal oil lanterns or Coleman lanterns

We put on an extra layers of clothes because up here it is "Work or Die"

We did not wait for some affirmative action government to get us out of a mess created by being immobilized by a
welfare program that trades votes for 'sittin at home' checks.

Even though a Category "5" blizzard of this scale has never fallen this early...we know it can happen and how to
deal with it ourselves.

"In my many travels, I have noticed that once one gets north of about 48 degrees North Latitude, 90% most of
the world's social problems evaporate."

It does seem that way, at least to me.. I hope this gets passed on..
Maybe, SOME people will get the message, The world DOES NOT owe you a living! North Dakota News

This text is from a county emergency manager out in the western part of North Dakota state after the recent snow storm.


...because it's so much 'easier' for the well-fed 'Sheeple-Of-America' to huddle up and 'bleet' and 'bawl' about thier situation, than it is for them to simply tighten thier upper lip, roll up thier sleeves and MAKE thier situation better than it is. Which is exactly why when I sold everything and said goodbye to my folks in New Jersey in 1993, I did so with full intentions of NEVER coming back...

They still don't understand what I see out here in Wyoming...and I love them dearly...but there's simply no way to explain it to them. It's hard work simply to survive, but it's BETTER out here...


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Oct 25, 2005
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Edgewood, BC, moving to Hardisty, AB
Folks like that ought to be a model for others to live by. Back in the years when we'd get snow here, no one picked up the phone to b!tch to the County office about the roads being drifted in. We just warmed up the tractors, put the bucket down and drove! We'd clear out driveways and yards and make sure everyone was OK. It's a way of life that only comes from small tight-knit communities. A way of life that Oprah and so many others will never realize actually exists somewhere other than their book clubs.


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Oct 6, 2005
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Wherever I go, there I am
As a transplant, I agree that a lot of people back east just don't get why we are out here where there is 'nothing' (their term, not mine) and I never expect to return to live where I grew up, it is plum ruined.
But I also have to say, because I am a transplant, that it is really hard to pull yourself up by the bootstraps when the boots are gone.
Imagine there being no tractors to push the roads clear, not even any indication of where the road was. Whole communities wiped out. Nothing there but bare earth, not even landmarks. Imagine if the sandhills disappeared overnight, blown to where?
Not to mention that there are generations of good examples out here of how to make do, survive, etc. For generations there, the way to survive was to keep your head down, take what you were given and don't dare make a fuss, or riders in the night would come, kill you, and burn your family out. Being successful could be fatal.
I don't claim to know the answers, I just am letting you know what I have seen first hand.
(And thanking God my family members were not in the direct line of either storm)


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Oct 27, 2005
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NW Panhandle Texas
Hoeven Announces Presidential Disaster Declaration In Four Counties Impacted By Winter Storm
BISMARCK, N.D. - Gov. John Hoeven today announced that President Bush has approved his request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for impacts resulting from the November 27-30 snow storm that caused power outages, damaged electrical power infrastructure and isolated rural residents and southeastern communities.

Counties included in the emergency declaration are Cass, Ransom, Richland and Sargent.

"This declaration will help communities affected by the November storm restore vital resources, enabling them to continue to respond to the needs of their citizens," Hoeven said. "It will also help our rural electric cooperatives recover some of the losses they incurred due to the severe weather."

The disaster declaration will open access for the four counties to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Public Assistance Program and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). All jurisdictions in North Dakota, even tribal and local governments outside the four declared counties are eligible to apply for assistance under the HMGP.

The declaration follows Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) conducted in partnership with local, state and federal officials to assess damages to public, private and governmental properties that indicated losses of $1.8 million.

"The burden of costs associated with efforts taken to reduce hardships exceeded the ability of local communities to provide emergency assistance on a continuing basis," said Greg Wilz, N.D. Division of Homeland Security Director. "The state will continue to work closely with federal and local officials to ensure recovery from damages sustained during this severe storm."

This represents the third request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration within the state in a one-year period. Hoeven requested and received approval for two declarations earlier in 2005, one for severe summer weather in June and the second for the early snowstorm of October 4-6.

Katrina gave hurricans a bad name. Having lived through one. 1989 Hurrican Hugo was still a hurrican after it destroyed Isle of Palms and The coast around Charleston SC. 90% of the people helped one another. We did not expect the govenment to come in and fix or save us.
We get alot of the "remnates" of other hurricanes or we get the people escaping them. I am sure a major winter storm is very hard and does alot of damage. Untill you see what is left after a hurrican. Imagine going back to your house and there are trees down, houses gone. No here it was NOT that bad but I remember driving across town to check on Hubby's family. It took over 3 hours it looked like a bomb went off. Trees down , roofs gone, houses damaged. No power for 10 days. LOL ever been in the south in Sept? Its still HOT.
Katrina was more than a hurrican it exposed something that has been boiling under the surfface in big cities everywhere.


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Dec 6, 2005
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southwest corner of the Sandhills
Friend of mine lived in Biloxi for while and she said the thing that kept going through her mind was, 'how are those people moving? it's so hot and sticky right now...'

So far as the e-mail


The e-mail makes the claim of the snowbound Dakotans "No one howled for the government." Yet in a 31 October 2005 letter to President Bush, Governor John Hoeven of North Dakota did indeed "request that you declare a major disaster for the State of North Dakota as a result of a severe winter storm/snowfall, accompanied by record-breaking snowfall, rain and high winds, that occurred on October 4-6, 2005." Said request for official disaster status was spurred by an interest in obtaining FEMA assistance (e.g. "Additionally, eleven counties meet the criteria established by the Federal Emergency Management Agency [FEMA] 'for near record snowfall' and should be eligible for assistance with FEMA’s snow policy [9523.1]").


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Jun 4, 2005
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Ft. Collins, CO
MsSage-Katrina was more than a hurrican it exposed something that has been boiling under the surfface in big cities everywhere
-This insidious manifestation of Katrina, and other similar socialistic problems, has been festering for generations! And NOT just in big cities! And the "infection" that is infiltrating our lives and our government is just a symbol of what has been happening to mankind since Adam defied God in the Garden of Eden. Students of the Bible realize that these kinds of Satanic occurrances have repeated themselves over and over and over, and will continue to be repeated until Jesus Christ returns! In my opinion, Friends, that time is getting VERY, VERY CLOSE!

May GOD Bless all of you!


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