They had no warning of any type of snow storm nor of the severe winds that came with it. It took a a few weeks before the governor declared a state of emergency and brought in the military. C-4s dropped hay to animals with civilian help shoving it out the door. They helped to dig out families and animals; they carted off the thousands of frozen animals; they dug out the train and countless cars and people. Any and everyone took in the stranded motorists; so, they needed additional food to feed everyone. Our meteorologists today have come a long way since then; but you never know.