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A Blog Post on Winter Weather and Emergency Managers--That AI Wrote

I'm going to be out of a job!

Likely about 8 years ago I shared this YouTube Video, Humans Need Not Apply Take a few minutes to watch this first and then keep reading. Yesterday's forecast has arrived!

Back then I made my teenage grandsons watch the video that explained how machines were going to take over many "human functions" even creative ones.

Fast forward to December 2022 and I'm about to be out of a job, or my job is going to get much, much easier. Will my editor be able to tell the difference from what I have written or a machine has written for me? I hope not—Jim!!

If you have not heard of ChatGPT you need to check it out NOW!

I signed up and tried it out this morning—my Christmas gift to myself!! See how it did. The bold sentence was the request that I made of the system and what follows is a pretty good "generic" blog post—I think anyway. It does not reflect my personal experiences, etc. but over all—pretty damn good!

Time to let ChatGPT write your news releases? Or, what else could it do for you? Happy New Year and New World!!

Write me a blog post about the current winter weather and how emergency managers are responding.

"It's that time of year again when winter weather rears its head and emergency managers across the country are getting ready to respond.

As temperatures drop and snow and ice start to accumulate, it's important for emergency managers to be prepared for the challenges that winter weather can bring. This can include everything from power outages and road closures to stranded motorists and frozen pipes.

One of the key ways that emergency managers are preparing for winter weather is by activating their emergency operations centers (EOCs). These centers serve as a hub for coordinating the response to winter weather events and can be activated at the local, state, or national level depending on the severity of the storm.

In addition to activating their EOCs, emergency managers are also working closely with their local partners, such as law enforcement and public works departments, to ensure that they are ready to respond to any winter weather emergencies that may arise. This can include pre-positioning resources such as snowplows, salt trucks, and other equipment to help clear roads and keep them safe for travelers.

Emergency managers are also working to educate the public about the importance of winter weather preparedness. This can include reminding people to have a winter emergency kit on hand, which should include items such as warm clothing, non-perishable food, and a flashlight in case of power outages. It's also important for people to stay informed about the latest weather forecasts and to heed any warnings or alerts issued by local authorities.

In conclusion, winter weather can be a serious challenge for emergency managers, but by activating their EOCs, working closely with local partners, and educating the public, they are able to effectively respond to and manage these events to keep communities safe."

Eric Holdeman is a contributing writer for Emergency Management magazine and is the former director of the King County, Wash., Office of Emergency Management.