I was doing some research on the Blizzard of
78 because if you haven't heard we are now experiencing a similar weather
pattern that made that storm develop then.
Anyway I found the link using google that
had the below couple paragraphs that mentioned the role the Ohio Guard had
during that natrual disaster.
Governor Rhodes summoned
the Ohio National Guard in the disaster. Over 5000 men and women of the
Guard were pressed into long hours of operating heavy equipment to clear
roads, assisting utility crews in getting to fallen wires, transporting
doctors and nurses to hospitals, and rescuing stranded persons in
Forty-five Ohio National
Guard helicopters flew 2,700 missions across Ohio working around the clock
for three days. They rescued thousands of stranded persons, many in dire
medical emergencies. More assistance arrived after President Carter
declared a federal disaster in Ohio and dispatch 300 troops from Fort
Bragg, North Carolina, to Toledo with arctic gear, bulldozers, and fuel
tankers to rescue persons in northwest Ohio.
Can you imagine, 45 helicopters in Ohio?
Makes you think if we, Ohio Guard Aviation, are in the desert and
something like this happens again it will be an even bigger strain with
out guard aviation support.
By the way they say mid February is when
another blizzard "could" develop.
Just thought I'd share,