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Eastern Snowstorm 2016

The January 2016 blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years. It affected 102.8 million people and covered about 434,000 square miles in 26 states. At least 52 people in 12 states died in storm-related incidents including car accidents, carbon monoxide poisoning and heart attacks while shoveling snow.


Medics beat blizzard to make transplant happen A combination of daring and improvisation allowed a diabetes patient to undergo a kidney transplant despite a blizzard raging on the East Coast. Full Story

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What Would You Do? EMS obligation to access a snowbound patient What is the obligation of EMS providers to reach a patient when severe weather strikes? Dr. David Tan and Steve Whitehead discuss an incident when heavy snow made it nearly impossible to reach a patient that had called 911 several times for help. Full Story
Mother, 1-year-old son killed by carbon monoxide during blizzard The mother was inside the car with her children as the father cleared the snow around the car. Full Story
EMT, cop wed during massive blizzard The EMT and cop’s wedding didn’t go as planned but ended up being a 'perfect day'. Full Story
Ambulances get stuck on way to baby deliveries across East Coast Several babies were delivered under unusual circumstances during the record-breaking snowstorm. Full Story
Pregnant teen dies after shoveling snow The 18-year-old from Pennsylvania suffered from several heart defects, including Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Full Story
Capitol police officer dies after shoveling snow Officer Vernon Alston, 44, died of a massive heart attack; it took an ambulance about 30 minutes to reach him. Full Story
Dozens of NYC ambulances reported stuck in snow The ambulances were allegedly not properly equipped for driving in the snow. Full Story
911 dispatcher helps snowbound father deliver baby While the county's fire and rescue was sent to the residence, the dispatcher talked the father through the delivery of a healthy baby boy. Full Story
DC ambulances stuck in snow, paramedic walks to patient After two DC Fire and EMS ambulances became stuck, paramedic Kenneth Lyons walked through the deep snow to reach the patient. Full Story


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