~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Jonas claims its first victims: At least 10 are killed by 'life and death' blizzard. Washington could be buried under record 30 inches of snow. New York braces itself for two feet. 7,700 flights are cancelled. 85million are threatened
Clean-up is beginning in states across the county after 'life-threatening' storm Jonas battered the East Coast on Saturday
At least someone is enjoying the blizzard. Tian Tian, the giant panda at the Smithsonian Zoo in Washington plays in the snow.
North Wildwood, New Jersey. High tides worse than those during Hurricane Sandy.
Cars buried in Union City, New Jersey
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Union City, New Jersey. Man in the background trying to find his car.
Brooklyn, NY, in the aftermath
Kids having fun in Dupont Circle, Washington DC
Now the slush and the mess - New York City street
Clearing the snow around the White House
Baltimore at sunrise
High tides in North Wildwood, New Jersey, surpassed those of Hurricane Sandy, according to officials.
North Wildwood, New Jersey
Times Square, NYC
Devoted dog owners walking their pooch on Saturday at the National Mall, Washington DC
People used a wall surrounding the Washington Monument to walk above the snow on Saturday
Columbia Circle subway stop on Saturday
Brooklyn, during the blizzard
A resident chooses to ski during the storm at Old Greenwich, Connecticut, on Saturday
Snow slows down traffic on Interstate 40, Friday morning in Nashville, Tennessee. Ten deaths have already been connected to icy road conditions in Jonas' path
The winter storm is dumping plenty of snow throughout New York as the Brooklyn Bridge park is pictured almost fully covered with snow
Strong tides along the New Jersey coast
Brooklyn, Saturday morning
A vendor in complete denial of reality
walks along the Atlantic City boardwalk with his cart.
Ten inches of snow has already fallen in Manhattan by Saturday morning with up to 24 expected before the end of the day, and another 18 to come tomorrow as winter storm Jonas advanced up the East Coast.
New Jersey wonderland
A scene in Virginia
New York City cleanup
Washington D.C. Saturday morning.
Washington DC. The dog absolutely has to go out.
Homeless man on a steam grate, Washington DC
A common scene. Here a soldier assists a woman in Washington DC.
Pedestrians pause to take pictures during the evening near the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, in the middle of a snowstorm in Washington, D.C. Friday night
Lake Michigan, earlier this week
St Joseph North Pier Lighthouse, displaying its frosty coat of ice from recent storms on Lake Michigan
Temperatures well below freezing turned these 30ft tall lighthouses into giant icicles
Ghost town: A pedestrian walks across a deserted E Street downtown Washington DC as the first snow from the blizzard moved in on the capital
Shelves in Washington, DC, supermarkets were bare on Thursday as people rushed to stock up on food
Snow falls on the sculptures at the Korean War Veterans Memorial after sunset in Washington, D.C. on Friday
Hunkering down: A group of nuns visiting Washington from their convent in Chicago look more like the sculptures at the Korean War Memorial as they walk in the early snow
A woman walks by the United States Marine Corps Monument in Washington D.C. on Friday as snow falls during the winter storm
FIRST DOG Presidential dog Sunny is walked by a handler outside the White House in Washington, Friday, January 22, 2016
Rescue personnel work at the scene of a five vehicle accident along Interstate 81 in Wythe County, Virginia Friday, January 22, 2016
Pat Cantrell of Oak Grove, Mississippi, right, helps David Walkley move branches from his parents' home on Friday, January 22, 2016 after a EF2 tornado swept through Rocky Branch area in Sumrall
Members of the community help clean up debris from a family's personal shop on Friday, January 22, 2016 after an EF2 tornado swept through the Rocky Branch area of Sumrall, Mississippi
Neighbors Steve Turner, left, and Mac McDonald talk as they take their dogs for an evening walk in the snow Friday in Nashville, Tennessee
Lara Gastinger cross-country skis along the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, Virginia as snow falls on Friday, January 22, 2016
Snow plows and traffic make their way south along Interstate 40 in Durham and Orange County in North Carolina on Friday
A snowplow begins to clear the sidewalk at Lafayette Park in front of the White House in Washington, Friday, January 22, 2016
The White House is seen as a police officer works to clear snow off of the rear windshield of his patrol car during a snowstorm in Washington January 22, 2016
Ben Cichy pulls a sled with his sons Adrian, 18-months-old, and Logan 3, inside as they head for sledding in the snow on Capitol Hill, Friday in Washington, D.C.
Fun and games: Timmy Campbell holds a snowball in one hand and his sled in another as he struggles to make his way up a snow-covered hill while sledding at Westmont Commons Apartments in Asheville
In your face! Elijah Kabuy gets a face full of snow after rolling around on a hill at Westmont Commons Apartments in Asheville
Shannon Bartlett in Beckley, West Virginia, having fun. Friday morning, January 22, 2016
This weekend's storm is set to topple the record-holder set in 1922
WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF A POWER OUTAGE
- Officials have warned that widespread power outages are expected in Winter Storm Jonas.
- In such an occasion it's important to keep warm by wearing layers, especially a hat and gloves as heat is lost through the hands and the top of the head.
- Once the power goes out, make sure to unplug all major appliances since they can cause a surge if they are all turned on once power is restored.
- It's also important to open the refrigerator or freezer as little as possible, since they can remain cold for hours after the power goes out.
- If your home runs on a back-up generator, make sure that the system is disconnected from the main power grid, since it can be deadly for power company workers if it is sending electricity out of your home.
- Generators should also be used outside of the home, to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
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