Building resilience ahead of the next major storm; Looking back at the Blizzard of ’78 on its 40th anniversary
by Christine Boynton, GRI
January 29, 2018
Forty years ago, a major storm descended upon New England.
Remembered today as the “Blizzard Of ’78,” the storm was record-breaking and deadly. It started in Boston around 7:30 a.m. on Monday, February 6. It would last for nearly 36 hours, stranding thousands of cars, destroying homes and paralyzing the region for a week.
On the eve of the anniversary, WBZ-TV asked the question: Could it happen again?
Global Resilience Institute Founding Director Dr. Stephen Flynn weighed in, on preparedness, resilience and recovery:
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