Stormy Weather

Blizzards and Avalanches

How destructive was the Blizzard of 1996

The Blizzard of 1996 left a path of destruction from Georgia to Pennsylvania. Almost $600 million in insurance claims were filed and 187 people lost their lives. Two or more feet of snow covered Washington, D.C., West Virginia, New England, and New York City. In addition, about $700 million in flood damage was reported in Pennsylvania. All together, this one storm cost $3 billion.


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