During this interlude of post-Hurricane Sandy getting back to normal and trying to find gas without running out of gas and school JUST re-opened 11 days later and many neighbors still have no electricity and then we had a Nor’easter and 7 inches of snow and I can’t stop typing here is an interesting post from the New York Public Library entitled Blizzard! The March Snowstorm of 1888.
(Don’t forget to read the comments – some interesting info about the rivers freezing.)
By the way, we fared very well in the storm and got our power back after 6 days. So many people on the south shore of Long Island and other places nearby were absolutely hammered by the storm and lost everything. Absolutely everything.