The last time a snowstorm swept through my hometown of St. Cloud, Minnesota, my family spent a month in the hospital.
On Feb. 11, 2016, the front door of our home was knocked down by an avalanche that swept through the basement.
A few days later, a snow plow operator who had been stationed on the property reported a sudden avalanche, which had knocked down two more windows and damaged a large number of fixtures.
The plow operators were so confident in their judgment that they drove to the house after they had been told that the plow was already at the scene.
The avalanche occurred when they were at the front gate and did not come close to us.
I was the only one in the house when it happened.
As we were being evacuated from our home, I had a hard time keeping my composure, because we had already been through so much.
The first thing that struck me was how vulnerable we all were, the lack of snow, the amount of snow in the area.
We had no windows to see out of.
I think my first thought was, “We’ll never see a snow storm again.”
The second thing that hit me was just how lucky I was to be alive.
The moment we realized what had happened, we knew we had to do something to prevent it from happening again.
Our neighbors were the first to know, so we took them out and told them what happened, and then we tried to get them to open up their doors.
We said, “The door is open, but it’s not locked.”
We tried to open it with our hands, and the door was still open.
The next day, our neighbors and I started talking about it with each other, and it got to a point where the conversation became, “What if we open up our doors and put snowplows in the snow?”
We talked about it, and we decided to open our doors to the plows to help with the snow removal.
The snow plows went into action, and there was a lot of snow that day.
The people who worked in the plowing yard said, This snow is so thick and heavy that we’re going to be in danger if we don’t open our door.
We put snow pliers in the holes in the door, but then we opened it again.
I can still remember thinking, This is not a good day.
But it turned out that the door opened.
It was a little different for everyone.
People who had to get out of their homes and the plowed lawns said, We should have opened the door when it was opened, because it was too heavy.
But there were other people who had their windows up, and they said, Well, we should have locked the door to keep the snow out of the house.
It turned out to be a really good decision for everyone involved.
In the next few weeks, our family was able to move on to other places and continue to enjoy our own wintertime.
The rest of the world was not so lucky.
The last snowstorm in St. Louis, Missouri, in February of 2019, left several buildings without roofs.
A number of people lost their homes, and in some cases, they lost their lives.
We spent the rest of February and March with our house open, and by March we were able to return to the family.
It has been over a year since that storm, and our neighbors are still trying to get to work every day.
They are still waiting for the snow to clear, but the snow is finally falling and the snow plowing is still going.
The St. Charles area is a pretty good example of what can happen when the system of systems in the Midwest get together and they combine to cause significant damage.