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Tim's Take: Weather decisions

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

When you're in your shirt sleeves again this weekend, remembering all the way back to the winter havoc of 2014- just remember that it was handled correctly.

It takes no imagine at all to guess what could have happened if the weather turned a little on us.

The way it turned out, the winter storm wasn't as bad as it could have been.

Maybe schools didn't have to close for two days. Maybe some parents were inconvenienced and some kids sat around with nothing to do.

But everything that was done, was done for a reason -- and done right.

WTOC has received two or three emails from folks saying they appreciate what we did and it means a lot to us because some people were not happy about it.

Public safety in potential emergencies is always a preemptive balance. And this time, the scales titled in our favor.

We were safe. Atlanta?

Something similar happened in 1999, when Savannah was evacuated for Hurricane Floyd, which turned and missed Savannah.

A lot of people who sat in traffic then swore they would not leave the city if another evacuation was ordered the following year.

You want to bet your life? That's what we're talking about.

Hopefully, a couple of unnecessarily idle days will not cloud any decision making the next time snow and ice - or any other weather event - threatens Savannah.

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