Sowpocalypse : noun : [snoh-pok-uh-lips]
Definition: The nickname given to the monster snowstorm in the midwest caused by the Frankenstorm.
They say West Virginia could get as much as three feet of snow as a result of the Sandy formerly known as Hurricane. And this isn't your run-of-the-mill east coast snow storm like what Buffalo gets every year. This thing is brutal. At least 5 deaths have already been confirmed in connection with the Sandy Snowocalypse, including the death of a candidate for the West Virginia House of Delgates. Luckily the storm is continuing to move and weaken. Overall, there have been nearly 100 deaths in the United States as a result of the Frankenstorm and the resulting breakoff storms, including this one. It's going to take New York, New Jersey, West Virginia, and the 20 other states affected by this massive natural disaster weeks to recover from the ensuing damages, which some have estimated could be as high as 50 billion dollars. Our prayers and support go out to the victims of this tragic event.
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