ATLANTA — The governor apologized and announced the formation of a task force to develop recommendations on how the state can be better prepared. He also called for various internal and external reviews and wants a new public alert system for severe weather, similar to what's used for missing and endangered children.
"We are making every effort to be prepared for these events," Deal said.
Some commuters already planned to stay home Tuesday.
"Basically, everyone from the office is going to be working from home," said Dakota Herrera as he left a downtown car park on his way to the office.
Some people predicted that Deal and other officials might overreact at the first hint of snow.
"I can only think it will be better because there was a brouhaha," said Gary Flack, who avoided getting stuck in the last storm by leaving work before the snow started to fall.