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Winter Storm Jonas on January 23, 2016

Jonas brings historic flooding to the East Coast

Storm Jonas set more than snowfall records in the Northeast. Much of the coast was also impacted by historic flooding caused by the convergence of a full moon, three high tide cycles and storm surge. For many residents along the coast, the Blizzard of 2016 will be remembered for flooding worse than they experienced from Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

Cape May, N.J. recorded water levels of 8.98 feet during the height of the storm, setting a new record previously set during Hurricane Sandy.

In Lewes, Del., the water level of 9.27 broke its previous record set in 1962.

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