In Photos: Winter Storm “Snowzilla” Hit Eastern USA

People take photos in Times Square as the snow gets heavier during a large winter storm in New York City, Jan. 23, 2016. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)
People take photos in Times Square as the snow gets heavier during a large winter storm in New York City, Jan. 23, 2016. (Gordon Donovan/Yahoo News)

Millions of people in the eastern United States dug out Sunday from a historic blizzard that brought New York and Washington to a standstill, but travel woes look set to persist into another week.

The storm — dubbed “Snowzilla” — killed at least 18 people after it walloped several states from Friday into early Sunday, affecting an estimated 85 million residents who were told to stay in doors and off the roads for their own safety. Forecasters said 26.8 inches (68 centimeters) of snow fell in New York’s Central Park, the second-highest accumulation in the city since records began in 1869, and more than 22 inches paralyzed the capital Washington.

Near-record-breaking snowfall was recorded in other cities up and down the East Coast, with Philadelphia and Baltimore also on the receiving end of some of the worst that Mother Nature could fling at them. (AP)

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In Photos: Northeast Snowstorm Blasts New York 2015

Times Square area in the snow. New York, NY. January 27, 2015. (Kelli Grant/Yahoo News)
Times Square area in the snow. New York, NY. January 27, 2015. (Kelli Grant/Yahoo News)

A snowstorm pounded the East Coast early Tuesday, bringing high winds and heavy snow to coastal areas of New Jersey northward through Maine.

Some areas of Massachusetts received more than a foot of snow by early Tuesday, where Plymouth received almost 16 inches, Shrewsbury almost 15, and Sandwich had 13 inches of snow.

More than 7,700 flights in and out of the Northeast were canceled on Monday and Tuesday.

In Photos: Autumn Snow Freezes New York

Snowdrifts create a beautiful setting as a man tries to dig out his driveway on Bowen Rd in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. A lake-effect snow storm dumped over five feet of snow in areas across Western New York. Another two to three feet of snow is expected in the area, bringing snow totals to over 100 inches, almost a years' worth of snow in three days. (AP photo/Gary Wiepert)
Snowdrifts create a beautiful setting as a man tries to dig out his driveway on Bowen Rd in Lancaster, N.Y. Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014. A lake-effect snow storm dumped over five feet of snow in areas across Western New York. Another two to three feet of snow is expected in the area, bringing snow totals to over 100 inches, almost a years’ worth of snow in three days. (AP photo/Gary Wiepert)

Lake-effect snow pummelled areas around Buffalo for a second straight day, leaving residents stuck in their homes as officials tried to clear massive snow mounds with another storm looming.

Even hardened Buffalo residents were caught off-guard as more than 5 feet fell in parts of the city by Wednesday morning. Some areas were expected to get 6 feet by the storm’s end Wednesday afternoon. A second storm was due Wednesday night.

The storm was blamed for five deaths in New York including three from heart attacks. (AP)

I wonder if Niagara Falls will be frozen again this year, as it did twice early of this year, first in January and again in March.

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Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places Photo Exhibition

A Red Fox frolicking in the fall colors of Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Dee Ann Pederson Houston, Texas, USA/Courtesy of National Museum of Natural History)
A Red Fox frolicking in the fall colors of Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. (Dee Ann Pederson Houston, Texas, USA/Courtesy of National Museum of Natural History)

These are some of more than 5,000 entries to go on display in “Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places,” a new photo exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, which will run through summer 2015.

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Eastern States Tornado and Thunderstorms Killed 5 – Photos

Severe thunderstorms swept through several Eastern states.

At least five people were killed; four of them were killed after a tornado destroyed homes in upstate New York.

The disaster also destroyed and damaged a lot of houses and caused a power cut off to nearly 200,000 people.

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Photos: 4 People Killed After Metro North Train Derails In NYC

A Metro North train derailed along the Hudson River, about 100 feet north of the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx early Sunday.

Four people were killed while sixty-three others were injured in the accident.

The train was travelling to the New York’s Grand Central Station from Poughkeepsie, New York.

Yahoo News reported that Aaron Donovan, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), said that the derailment occurred at approximately 7:20 a.m.

In the tragic incident, five of the train’s seven cars were derailed, but none went into the Hudson River.

It is reported that the MTA identified the victims as 54-year-old Donna L. Smith of Newburgh; 58-year-old James G. Lovell of Cold Spring; 59-year-old James M. Ferrari of Montrose; and 35-year-old Ahn Kisook of Queens.

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The Art Of The Brick®, Lego Sculptures Exhibition By Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya
Nathan Sawaya

Nathan Sawaya is a New York based artist who creates awesome works of art out LEGO® bricks.

His recent global museum exhibitions titled,The Art of the Brick® feature large-scale sculptures using only LEGO® bricks toy building blocks.

His work is currently on exhibit at the Discovery Times Square Museum.

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Please click the below link for a time lapse video of Nathan Sawaya.

http://teamcoco.com/video/flaming-c-lego-time-lapse-nathan-sawaya

Photos: Nor’easter Storm Brought High Wind And Snow

The nor’easter storm brought snow, rain and dangerous winds to the U.S. Northeast causing more than 60,000 customers from the Carolinas to New York to lose power.

At the same time, more than 640,000 customers are still without power after Hurricane Sandy hit their areas.

In fact the nor’easter storm could cause people who had regained power to lose power again.

Since the nor’easter storm causes freezing temperatures, the situation could be dangerous for people without power.

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After Sandy, A New Storm May Hit Mid-Atlantic And New England

After Sandy, A New Storm May Hit Mid-Atlantic And New England

The National Weather Service’s Prediction Center issued a warning for a possible nor’easter, which may hit the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions as early as next Tuesday.

The storm will bring moderate rains and gusty winds in many of the same areas ravaged by the superstorm.

It is not a big storm like Hurricane Sandy but it may cause more problems for both New York and New Jersey.

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Superstorm Sandy’s Extremes Facts

Hurricane Sandy, after killing at least 69 people in the Caribbean, streamed northward, merged with two wintry weather systems and socked the Northeast, mid-Atlantic and Great Lakes with wind, waves, rain and snow. Some figures associated with Sandy’s rampage through the U.S., as of Wednesday night:

— Maximum size of storm: 1,000 miles across

— Highest storm surge: 14.6 feet at Bergen Point, N.J.

— Number of states seeing intense effects of the storm: At least   17

— Deaths: At least 98

— Damage: Estimated property losses at $20 billion, ranking the storm among the most expensive U.S. disasters

— Top wind gust on land in the U.S.: 90 mph Islip, N.Y., and Robbins Reef, N.J.

— Power outages at peak: More than 8.5 million

— Canceled airline flights: More than 19,500

— Most rainfall: 12.55 inches, at Easton, Md.

— Most snow: 34 inches at Gatlinburg, Tenn.

— Evacuation zone: Included communities in more than 400 miles of coastline from Ocean City, Md., to Dartmouth, Mass.

By The Associated Press:

Sources: National Weather Service, FlightAware, Weather Underground, AP reporting.

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