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Every-Day Edit: Blizzard of March 1888 

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Imagine getting more then 55 inches of snow during one snowstorm. That’s what happened during the Blizzard of 1988. On March 11, 1888, a massive blissard hit the East coast of the United States. One of the hardest-hit areas was New York City. As winds of up to 85 MPH blew through the city, thousands of people were stranded on aboveground trains. Many persons who tried to walk to work collapsed in snowdrifts. Water and gas lines and telegraph wires frozen, making it hard to repair them. Over 200 people in New York City were killed during the blizzard. Others was stranded for days. After the storm, offichuls in New York City decided to prepare in case another blizzard hit. They built under ground trains and buryed water and gas lines so they would be safe.

Answer Key:

Imagine getting more than 55 inches of snow during one snowstorm. That’s what happened during the Blizzard of 1888. On March 11, 1888, a massive blizzard hit the East Coast of the United States. One of the hardest-hit areas was New York City. As winds of up to 85 MPH blew through the city, thousands of people were stranded on aboveground trains. Many people who tried to walk to work collapsed in snowdrifts. Water and gas lines and telegraph wires froze, making it hard to repair them. Over 200 people in New York City were killed during the blizzard. Others were stranded for days. After the storm, officials in New York City decided to prepare in case another blizzard hit. They built underground trains and buried water and gas lines so they would be safe.

 

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