The storm was so bad in Polk County, 200 miles west of St. Louis, that emergency officials requested help from the National Guard because local officials did not have enough vehicles to get the elderly and shut-ins to shelter if the power went out.
Can't you just picture those "local officials" wringing their hands, worrying about all the elderly and shut-ins standing around out in the corn fields? But it does make you wonder why not having power would be a problem if you're outside. You had to be there, right?
This art is chock full of grammatical and spelling errors. The news team obviously gave this boring weather story to the novice reporter, and the editor couldn't be bothered to proof the kid's pathetic attempt at journalism.
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