Winter storm Jonas blasts region, residents dig out

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    Guests: Lance Franck, Justin Auciello, Samantha Phillips

    The region is still digging out from the powerful snowstorm that hit over the weekend. Public transit systems came nearly to a halt and most businesses followed the advice of officials, and closed their doors. Many parts of the area saw more than 20 inches of snow over the weekend, with the Philadelphia area getting its fourth-largest snowfall in history and the Jersey Shore suffering from massive flooding. A storm-related dispute even arose in New Jersey where Governor Chris Christie defended the state’s response and rejected comments made by the mayor of Wildwood that compared flooding there to Hurricane Sandy. In this hour we’ll be joined by LANCE FRANCK, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service in Mt. Holly, NJ to talk about snowfalls in the region and whether the predictions were correct. Then we’ll talk with journalist JUSTIN AUCIELLO about how New Jersey residents responded, and with SAMANTHA PHILLIPS, the Director of Emergency Management for the City of Philadelphia about Philly’s response and clean-up.

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