Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Someone didn't do a very good job teaching him that a scale from one to five actually goes all the way to five

Just a few minutes ago on the news, there was a leading story about the ice and snow storms that have hit this whole region in the last couple of days. There was a sound clip from Gary Brooks, emergency manager for the city of Miami, Oklahoma, where he spoke about how his area rated with regard to the allocation of resources to clean up after the winter mess:

"On a scale of disaster from one to five, they look at us as being a two, with about three-quarters of an inch to an inch of frozen ice on the power lines and trees, and that would've been devastating for us. Worst case scenario, they put us at a four."

Yeah, this guy passed math class.

Also, what is the exact distiction between frozen ice and regular ice?

If I can find a link to the video tomorrow, I'l update this post so you can see the new math for yourself.

Update: Here's the video of the story segment. Brooks's brilliance begins at about 0:49. (I cannot vouch for the shelf life of this video. If it's gone, it's gone.)

If that doesn't work, try clicking here.

1 Talked Back:

At January 29, 2009 at 8:37:00 PM CST, Blogger Matt and Lori Graber said...

Classic! Good catch...--Cousin Lori


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