Any Chicken In A Storm
You might laugh, or scratch your head, if you heard about the winter storm in Birmingham that shut the city down for two days. True, it was only a couple of inches of snow, but for a city with no salt trucks or snow scrapers, and, with temperatures in the teens – it was enough to create a dangerous icy situation.
Last night, Jan 28th, it took me 1.5 hours to get out of downtown Birmingham to Fultondale (where I still am), 6 miles away. I was lucky and left at 11:00 am, but those who waited just another hour or two to get out of Birmingham never made it out. Mostly due to people who had abandoned their cars right in the middle of the roads causing traffic jams.
Sometimes emergencies bring out the worst of people, but in Birmingham, it brought out the best in people. The local Chick-fil-A handed out sandwiches for free to people caught in the snow. Folks, it was COLD out there - 14 degrees and a strong northwest wind. Some people were caught in their cars for over 7 hours. It was truly an act of charity.
I was really proud of Chick-fil-A in Birmingham.
I am really proud of the people here and glad they are my neighbors.