Snow-Blizzard-Boston-CityAs the Northeast U.S. braces for what some pundits are calling a “crippling” and “potentially historic” blizzard, Americans are once again reminded of the importance of being prepared for anything. Even with just a few feet of snow expected to hit the ground, grocery stores in New York City and other dense urban areas are reportedly being ransacked, with long lines and empty shelves foreshadowing a much more horrific scenario to come once the financial and economic collapse hits. Just minutes after NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio got on television Sunday afternoon and dramatically prophesied that “Superstorm Juno” would surely be “one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city,” New Yorkers began pouring into convenience marts, grocery stores and other havens of quick provision to grab as much milk, bread and meat as they could stuff in their bags. Hundreds of images quickly began to appear on Facebook and Twitter of empty store shelves, long lines of people dragging out into the streets and other such madness over what is really just another “Nor’easter.” Panic buying is a hallmark of any out-of-the-norm weather event, whether it be an approaching hurricane or, in this case, a “historic” snow event. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently declared a state of emergency, and National Guard troops have been sent to a number of counties in the southern part of the state, including in New York City. Overnight, snow levels could reach up to three feet, according to the latest reports, and winds could top 50 miles per hour in some areas. More