Monday, November 10, 2008

The First Blizzard of Winter 2008

You all are aware of the blizzard that just hit the reservation. It's that time of year. Mother Nature really likes to show who's in charge! I don't know about other areas of the country, but the Great Plains are known for the winds that cause the ground blizzards and power lines down, and worse. We sure do get buried out here sometimes.

The governor did declare a state of emergency which then helped with airlifting people with medical problems out of the rez. The Red Cross got in there and provided a few blankets and some other supplies as the plows gained access.

The Associated Press reported 20 foot drifts on the Pine Ridge Reservation and winds upwards of 50-60 mph.

But, you folks with One Spirit really stepped up. As you read in the note from Sue, the donations you all sent in were valuable! One Spirit is able to help get folks out on the road to deliver wood and food to those who can't get out. Other emergency type supplies like batteries, water, blankets and animal food are being distributed.

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