Did everyone else get an email from Gene today?
Mother Nature is against us, it seems, not giving us enough snow to go out and play.
Of course, the Emergency Management people and all the city's emergency managers are
The forecast for this weekend is for about a foot of snow in the Denver area. DON'T
PLAN ON FEAT BEING ALERTED FOR 2 REASONS!!!
1. THE FORECAST IS FOR THE TOTAL SNOWFALL TO BE OVER A LONG TIME PERIOD @ 12-14 HOURS MEANING THE SNOWPLOWS CAN STAY ON TOP OF THE SNOWFALL. FOR THIS REASON I DON'T EXPECT THE EOC TO GO ACTIVE WITH FEAT. NORMALLY IF THE SNOWFALL FORECAST IS FOR AN INCH OR MORE OF SNOW PER HOUR, WE CAN LOOK FORWARD TO BEING ACTIVATED.
2. THE SNOWFALL IS ON A WEEKEND AND TYPICALLY WE ARE NOT ACTIVATED ON WEEKENDS UNLESS THE STORM STARTS ON A THUR OR FRI AND DRAGS ON INTO THE WEEKEND. NORMAL PERSONNEL ARE NOT WORKING THE WEEKENDS.
Another reason (my opinion) is the $$ it takes to open and run the Emergency Operations Center (OEC). All EM personnel go on 12 hour shifts. I may get some isolated ride requests this weekend and will call FEAT members living closest to that area.
Keep up hope though, we still have snowy April and May to get through.
Gene W King
PS If you have NOT yet completed a new FEAT application in the past few months, please do so by going to www.ColoradoFEAT.org
I would urge anyone interested in being a FEAT volunteer to go spend 3 minutes on this page http://www.hightrails.org/index.php/...-feat-overview
and complete a new application, that way they have your most current info on file.