Atlanta area Pinoys among stranded during southern snow storm

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Jan. 31, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – As the snow that caught many Georgia residents off guard continues to melt, and stranded cars get back on the road local officials come under fire by the Governor.

Georgia governor Nathan Deal has apologized for what was criticized as a slow response to the snow that left many people stranded in the gridlock.

Deal says he is not satisfied with how the state prepared for the sudden storms.

Despite the thawing, more ice is expected as freezing temperatures remain.

Many school districts in affected areas remain closed.

Marilyn Doromal, the chair of the National Alliance of Filipino American Associations’ region 4 chapter, told Balitang America there are some 17,000 Filipinos in Georgia. Despite being spread out, she says the kababayan spirit is strong in her area.

In a live telephone interview, she told Balitang America that she received reports of Filipinos who were stranded in local stores, and one report of a Filipino family whose car rolled into a ditch during the snow storm.

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  • amfil
    31 January 2014 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    Mark my word if amnesty is granted to illegals, jobs will be harder to find and more unemployment. Greedy companies are for it. All for the sake of cheap foreign labor, all jobs, they are not all farmers

    • catholic_counter_capitalist
      31 January 2014 at 10:02 pm - Reply

      What does your comment have to do with the Pinoys stranded in the snow storm???? How did human beings become illegal?