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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:

Dr. Stephen Flynn speaks to WBZ

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