1. The federal government went into full apocalyptic lockdown on Tuesday after “AT LEAST AN INCH” of snow was forecast to decimate the nation’s capital.
2. Hill offices, museums, and all non-emergency federal employees were told to STAY HOME…
4. At the end of that horrible day, all that is left is devastation:
5. The scenes around D.C. were harrowing.
6. There were puddles of water that were not there before.
7. There were abandoned cars everywhere.
The owners left the wipers pulled out so all the snow would not accumulate on them.
9. How could anyone expect the federal government to work in these conditions!?!
There was WATER on the SIDEWALK everywhere.
10. Especially on Capitol Hill!
11. I mean, the flowers have almost stopped blooming up there?!!
COME ON! NO FLOWERS?
12. Around the Capitol, sad signs of the winter devastation were everywhere.
Unused bags of salt, but it was too late to save everyone.
13. If you wanted to see what was left of the Capitol Christmas tree, you risked your life.
14. You could hardly find it with the mountains of snow that had engulfed the property.
15. Next to the Capitol Christmas tree, a solemn reminder.
16. We think this guy worked on climate change issues.
17. But somehow, someway, the private cars that drive congressmen around were able to get through the conditions.
18. As were the brave staff assistants who sat idling outside the Capitol, waiting for their bosses, who may very well have perished in the conditions otherwise.
19. Around the Hill, some signs of life could be seen as people wrapped themselves in a pashmina to survive.
Thank you for your bravery, Rep. Joe Garcia.