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The storm is expected to bring blizzards, flooding conditions and massive snowfall to many areas of the eastern part of the country

A runner passes the White House on Pennsylvania Avenue during the storm on Friday.


The infamous molasses flood in Boston was a tragedy like no other.

January 16, 1919: On January 15, 1919 at approximately 12:40 pm the North End was shaken by a terrific explosion caused by the bursting of a giant tank at the Purity Distilling Co. on Commercial St. This a view of the aftermath looking north across North End Park. The great molasses tank was located in the center of this picture. Sections of the metal may be seen blown to the extreme left and right in the picture. Twenty-one people perished, including two ten-year-old children, Pasquale Iantosca and Maria Distasio, who were collecting firewood near the molasses tank while home from school for lunch.


Flooding and wintry precipitation have led to at least seven deaths in Texas and Kansas as a storm system moves across the central Plains, authorities said Saturday.

Flooding near Garland, Texas.


Utah Flash Flood Kills 8, Leaves 5 Missing: Officials


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Laura McComb and her two young children are among the missing. They were near Wimberly, about 100 miles northeast of Devine on the other side of San Antonio, when raging floodwater uprooted their vacation cabin, according to CNN affiliate KXAN.

Mom, kids missing in Texas flood

As the cabin she and her family were in was swept away, Laura McComb called her sister.

Incident happened Friday afternoon in Brookline Hills


21 killed in unusual disaster

Molasses Flood