On Jan. 22, one of the worst east coast blizzards in history slammed into Washington, D.C., like a freight train. More than three feet of snow was dumped on some areas, hundreds of thousands of people were left without power, and coastal cities all along the eastern seaboard experienced flooding to a degree not seen since Hurricane Sandy.
Tens of millions of people live in communities that were completely paralyzed by this storm, and it is being projected that the total amount of economic damage done will ultimately be in the billions of dollars.
Jan. 22 also happens to be the anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. Since that Supreme Court decision, more than 58 million babies have been murdered in abortion clinics in America. Could it be possible that it is more than just a "coincidence" that both of these events happened on Jan. 22?
In a previous article, I noted that this east coast blizzard was officially given the name "Jonas." It turns out that "Jonas" is actually a Greek transliteration of the Hebrew name "Jonah."
In the Bible, Jonah was sent to the city of Nineveh to warn that the judgment of God was about to come. Some are suggesting that it may not be any accident that a historic blizzard named after this biblical prophet hit Washington, D.C., on the exact anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision.
And without a doubt, this was a whopper of a storm. According to USA Today, some cities broke their all-time records for snowfall from a single storm:
It was the biggest snowstorm ever recorded for three cities — Baltimore (29.2 inches), Allentown, Pa. (31.9) and Harrisburg, Pa. (34), the National Weather Service said. New York City picked up 26.8 inches of snow, missing its all-time record by one-tenth of an inch.
In the D.C. area, things were absolutely crazy. Dulles Airport got a total of 29.3 inches of snow, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport got 29.2 inches of snow. Some of the outlying areas actually got closer to three feet of snow, and it could take weeks for transportation in the region to get back to normal.
New York City got absolutely pummeled as well. CNN is reporting that John F. Kennedy International Airport got 31 inches of snow, and New York's Central Park has been buried under 27 inches of snow.
In addition to crazy amounts of snow, vast stretches right along the coast had to deal with tremendous flooding. In fact, CNN is reporting that the flooding was even worse than during Hurricane Sandy in some areas:
Margate City, just down the coast from Atlantic City, was also affected.
"In a lot of our business areas and our back bay areas, water is coming over the bulkhead in a lot of the same areas as Hurricane Sandy hit," Lt. Matt Hankinson of the Margate City Police Department said. "Some areas I would say it's thigh- to waist-deep."
Farther south in North Wildwood, the high tide was much higher than anticipated and caught many of the town's 5,000 year-round residents off guard — with flooding levels that actually exceeded those during Hurricane Sandy, said Patrick Rosenello, the city's mayor.
Meanwhile, a very powerful El Nino pattern continues to send storm after storm slamming into the west coast. It didn't get much publicity because of the giant blizzard on the east coast, but the California coastal city of Pacifica just declared a state of emergency due to the damage from these storms. The following comes from the Daily Mail:
As the East Coast is hit with one of the most powerful storms in recent years, the West Coast is continuing to be slammed with storms thanks to El Nino.
The city of Pacifica in northern California declared a state of emergency Friday after continuous El Nino storms slammed into the city's coastline, KNTV reported.
A sinkhole and a severely damaged sea wall are part of the destruction in the city from the wild winter weather.
'El Nino is hitting the city's coastline very hard and creating almost daily reports of impacts to both public and private property,' City Manager Lorie Tinfow told KNTV.
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