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Is Georgia better prepared than in 2011?

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Were you around for the snowstorm that shut Atlanta down in 2011?

After that storm, Gov. Nathan Deal announced changes to the way the state would handle the next snow or ice storm.

The Department of Transportation had been in charge of response in the past. Now, the Georgia Emergency Management Agency is in charge.

In 2011, Deal said, "I think we all have been tested in this crisis and that we learned some things. The real test is, can we take what we've learned and make sure the next time we are presented with anything close to that that the results are better?"

Tuesday night, Deal had this to say: "There are clogged roads, the interstates in particular, but even side roads that are corridors leading to the interstates have stranded vehicles and people who are still trying to get their vehicles moving. We are coordinating our efforts there to try to do everything possible, everything from extracting certain individuals who are in fragile situations and getting them to a place of safety and that will be a continued effort with the National Guard who have now been engaged in this effort."

What do you think? Was the state any better prepared this time as opposed to their response in 2011?

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