Romanian military has to rescue entire towns from deep freeze.
“Military planes and police helicopters flew in tons of emergency food to snowbound villages and ships in the Balkans on Monday, after blizzards so fierce that some people had to cut tunnels through 15 feet (4 meters) of snow to get out of their homes,” says this AP article.
Fifteen feet of snow! Stop and think about that. Fifteen feet of snow would bury the typical one-story house completely – including the roof. All you’d see is the chimney.
I just went outside and measured. Fifteen feet of snow would come almost to the top of the windows on the second floor of my house.
That would bury a train. That would bury a trailer truck on the freeway. How do you survive such an onslaught?
How many houses have collapsed and are now buried beneath that snow, along with the people inside?
How many barns have collapsed and are now buried beneath that snow, along with the animals inside?
I fear what we’ll discover when the snow melts.
“Since the end of January,” the article continues, “Eastern Europe has been pummeled by a record-breaking cold snap and the heaviest snowfall in recent memory. Hundreds of people have died in the bitter cold and tens of thousands have been trapped by blocked roads inside homes with little heat.”
“Cold snap”? Record-breaking cold is a “cold snap“?
I fear that the death toll could reach into the thousands.
I hope I’m wrong.
See entire article, originally entitled “Emergency food flown into stranded European towns”
Thanks to William Sellers for this link
“What’s stunning about all these European stories is the absolute mute silence of the American mainstream media,” says William. “Their credibility’s at stake and they don’t even realize it; maybe if Whitney Houston had died in a snowdrift or such we’d hear more.”