A Brief History
To our North American readers, please be safe this week as we our currently being slammed by an historic winter storm.
In Ashland, Ohio, where I live, I woke to about half a foot of snow on my driveway and spent an hour or so working the snow blower as my father drove the tractor with the snow plow blade on trying to clear our country driveway. My morning class at Kent State University at Stark was also cancelled. In fact, some 165 closings and delays occurred in Northeast Ohio alone this morning due to Winter Storm Juno, part of the January 2015 nor-easter blizzard.
Those living on the East Coast are expected to get hit much worse. Yesterday, January 25, 2015, blizzard warnings were issued for areas of coastal New England, New York and New Jersey as high winds and heavy snow were forecast for the evening of January 26 and all day January 27, impacting a 250-mile area from New York City to Boston.
New York City’s Mayor Bill de Blasio warned residents to expect two to three feet of snow. He also cautioned his constituents to prepare “for something worse than we have seen before.” Moreover, some 1,200 flights are expected to be cancelled today, January 26.
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For more information, please see…
González, Juan. Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America s Tale of Two Cities. The New Press, 2017.