Chicago Snow Storm 2011

February 2, 2011 by USA Post 

Chicago Snow Storm 2011, Third of Americains are facing life suspeneded winter storm in the daily routine. The snowstorm that continues to rock Chicago on Wednesday is now in the top five of the worst snowstorms ever to hit the city and it is not over yet. Lake effect snow has developed and will only make the storm of 2011 that much worse.
Chicago 2011 Blizzard raises in five topped the list of snowstorm in Chicago: Lake effect snow continues to hammer Chicago

A blizzard warning is in effect until 3 am Wednesday. According to the National Weather Service, after 6 hours there were 15 inches of snow on the ground at O’Hare International Airport. The city said lake-effect snow is expected to arrive later Wednesday morning and add another 3-5 inches of snow. Total snowfall should be between 15 to 20 inches, with some areas of the city can receive up to 25 inches.
When snowstorms hit the Chicago area, employees of CCH packaged toothbrushes and spent a long night in their booths to make sure everything is done.

No pajama parties are planned this week in tax and accounting software with offices in and around Chicago. For many employees, in white on Wednesday will mean spending the day hunkered down at home – work.

“Even two, three years ago, we just did not have the technology that would enable our employees … the ability to direct calls to their work space at home or their mobile phones, “said Jerry Pruitt, vice president of customer service and operations.” It’s amazing how he came “.

Roads may be impassable and parking lots buried, but many companies in the Midwest, Wallop the storm should not dent productivity. Instead, it is expected to be a showcase of communication technology that has become part of everyday technology that could dramatically reduce the impact of this storm on workers.

Over the last five to 10 years, companies across the country have adopted “telecommuting” because employers recognize that it may be much more productive than asking workers to commute for hours in bad weather. And nothing better shows the advantages of this approach to a major snowstorm that obstruct the road, experts say.

“There are options now,” said Peter Handal, president and CEO of Dale Carnegie Training, which monitors trends in the workplace and management.

Andrea Miller is opting for the work of his room coffee table of life in Chicago. A marketing assistant for an apartment-finding service in Chicago and Evanston, Illinois, said Mr. Miller Internet programs enable it to respond to requests for information online, call potential customers and appointments – all without having to leave home.

“Actually, I have been with the company for five years, and I do not expect to be as easy as it is now,” she said. “I am glad that we are a society of the 21st century when, in the case of something like that, we can not close completely. ”

Jeff Judge, CEO of the signal, a digital marketing company based in Chicago, did not spend one minute worrying about whether a snowstorm this week would affect operations.

As expected, a huge snowstorm swept the Chicago area Tuesday night, closing roads and businesses, sending commuters racing to get home, and forcing officials to close schools PCS for the first time since 1999.

All Chicago Public Schools will be closed on Wednesday. Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois is to mobilize National Guard and firefighters from Chicago are preparing to use snowmobiles to rescue the stranded. Midway has been completely closed as of early afternoon.

“Expect this snowstorm to become heavy at times with rates of snow from one to two inches per hour – you will not be able to see on the street sometimes blowing sideways during the height of the storm, “said Chicago National Weather Service chief meteorologist Edward Fenelon.

People from Glenview, and Northfield Morris said “thundersnow.” If a brief burst of snow that door 2 to 3 inches during the peak evening hours time Tuesday, the worst conditions are provided between 21 pm Tuesday and Wednesday, 5 pm, when the blizzard conditions will be experimented with gusts over 40 km / h and heavy snowfall.

Quinn issued a disaster declaration and instructed several state agencies to coordinate efforts. In addition, more than 500 soldiers of the Illinois National Guard were called to assist stranded motorists on highways. They hold the water and a snack bar and coordination with the Illinois Patrol rescues.

State Police are reporting that I-80 will soon be closed off to the suburbs south of West Morris in Ottawa, because of “impassable” blizzard conditions.

The cross will be closed as soon as the Ministry of Transport of Illinois can get the barricades in place, said Joliet District State Police Sgt. Chris Paluch, and the road will remain closed overnight.

“It’s terrible,” said Paluch. “There are too many accidents and too many vehicles in ditches. You can not even access to more cars.”
As part of the preparation, the Office of Emergency Management and Communications will implement its emergency operations center at noon Tuesday for as long as necessary. That means staying in touch with the Red Cross, Salvation Army Hi, CTA, Metra and IDOT to share information.

“These types of conditions can be very dangerous, especially for the sick and elderly and those unable to walk,” Chief Ray Orozco said OEMC. “We therefore urge each and everyone of you to go to your friends, relatives and neighbors to ensure they are safe. ”

Residents needing shelter should call 311, he said.

“We know what kind of weather it is more difficult on our residents and affects everyday life and me to be frustrating,” said Orozco. “We want everybody in this town that we do everything we can to prepare for this storm and we are confident and ready to face this storm to the best of our abilities. ” A storm warning also takes effect in 21 hours for Lake Michigan

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