35. The Blizzard of January 1996
Photographer: Adam Scher
Year: January 1996
New York City's limited subway, bus, and taxi service left this man to ski his way thorugh Times Square. Physical fitness is an important tool in winter conditions, since a large proportion of winter storm-related deaths happen due to heart attacks occuring while people shovel snow, or other mishaps with ploughs and blowers. The 1996 blizzard took numerous lives from snow-clearers. Warm weather following the storm caused severe flooding, which was another large portion of the casualties. Philadelphia felt the 1996 blizzard as the worst of all-time, and it ranked along much of the East Coast.