On 27th of Feb the snow came from cold air coming from Siberia meeting hot air from Portugal. It was called storm Emma and the Beast from the East in Dublin. It caused snow drifts which stopped public transport and cars being stopped from getting out of estates. People had to dig their way out; there was a red alert from Thursday at 16.00 until sat at 12.00 noon.
We had heavy snow at Eve New Horizon and so the centre had to close. However staff member Samantha text participants on Thursday and Friday to make sure we were all ok. I was not able to get out of my area until help came to clear snow from the main roads, this allowed cars to drive, there were big queues in our local shop which had very little milk and bread. The vans could not get near the shops to deliver food. However the kids had a lot of fun and made snowmen in the gardens.
My memories of the Snow of 1982
In the snow of 1982 my Dad was alive along with my mother, brother and sister. My Dad had no job because of the economy of the country at the time. I remember the very harsh weather that came that winter and my mother asked my dad to go down to the shops to buy bread and milk and groceries. I still remember when my dad opened the door of the house, the snow was about five and half feet high he had to wear a pair of wellingtons and I still remember going out in the snow and playing football with my friends on the snow. It was a very bad winter and it was freezing cold. I also remember my Dad coming in to the house with the bread and milk and when he came in the door he had to take his wellingtons off. My mother seemed to be very happy at that time and it was a really great winter as I look back at it now. And isn’t it funny in the winter of 2018 in February we got a lot of snow and it kept a lot of people indoors and the same thing, people queued for bread and milk yet again!!