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  • Forecasters had warned that the U.S. Northeast was in for a nasty blizzard.

  • Today on CNN STUDENT NEWS,

  • as millions are digging out from the snow,

  • we're showing you just how bad it was.

  • From the top down, this is what the system look like from space.

  • Astronauts could see it from the international space station.

  • New York City's mayor said this storm would crack the city's top five ever

  • for the amount of snow on the ground.

  • The lights went out on Broadway, just one major part of the city that was shut down.

  • To New Jersey, one of six states that saw more than 30 inches of snow.

  • At high tide, some parts of the Jersey shore actually got more flooding

  • that Superstorm Sandy brought in 2012.

  • Baltimore, Maryland, saw its heaviest snowfall ever.

  • More than 29 inches. Mass transit services had to be cancelled.

  • Same story in Washington, D.C.

  • Roads were blocked by snow. Schools are closed today.

  • And ice and snow made driving conditions treacherous

  • all the way south to the Carolinas.

  • From above, the monster storm looks peaceful, almost serene.

  • But on the ground, it caused death, misery and destruction.

  • From fatal accidents to huge snow piles, flooding,

  • and the complete shutdown of major cities.

  • The blizzard of 2016 is one for the record book.

  • This is a historic snowstorm.

  • This is a huge challenge for Pennsylvania.

  • We are deploying all of our resources to try to make sure

  • that people of Pennsylvania are safe.

  • As the weather begins to subside and people dig out from tons of snow,

  • it could be days before life gets back to normal.

  • Stay patient. And to quote a line from one of my favorite musicals,

  • "We're all in this together." So, just stay patient.

  • I've never seen anything like it.

  • Within minutes a rush of water from that bay came over into the harbor

  • and essentially flooded our crew.

  • In New Jersey, coastal residents are assessing damage from

  • tidal flooding that sent sea water and ice blocks unto town streets.

  • I came home early from work yesterday.

  • I cleaned up a bottom half of my house and I brought everything up.

  • Smart.

  • Yes. We learned from Sandy.

  • In Kentucky and Pennsylvania, stories of epic traffic jams,

  • some motorists stranded for almost 24 hours.

  • I've never been stuck on a highway this long before.

  • We've been here for about 15 hours.

  • Stuff like this, it's going to be hard to get out of here anyway.

  • So, I think we're going to be here for a long time.

  • Eighty-five million people impacted by the storm.

  • More than a dozen deaths, hundreds of traffic accidents,

  • thousands of power outages and flight cancellations.

  • It is a storm that won't soon be forgotten.

  • Wet, sloppy conditions and just trying to make the best of it

  • and clean everything up as much as we can.

  • For the first time on CNN STUDENT NEWS "Roll Call",

  • we're headed to the Cayman Islands.

  • They're in the Caribbean Sea. Their capital is Georgetown on Grand Cayman,

  • and that's where Cayman International School is watching.

  • We're visiting our friends in Cincinnati, Ohio, next.

  • At Madeira High School, there are two mascots, the Mustangs and the Amazons.

  • And, finally, it's great to see Thibodaux High School today in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

  • Let's geaux -- that's go with an E-A-U-X -- Tigers.

  • African leaders are pushing the nation of Burundi

  • to allow international troops to help keep the peace there.

  • Here's why: ongoing political violence

  • is threatening the spread to something much worse.

  • The small African republic had its first democratic presidential election in 1993.

  • But soon afterward, the president was assassinated.

  • That led to a civil war that lasted more than 10 years and decimated Burundi.

  • By 2005, relative calm had been restored.

  • A new president was elected then and reelected in 2010.

  • But his latest reelection last year has people inside

  • and outside Burundi concerned that history could repeat itself.

  • Burundi has been at a tipping point since April 2015,

  • when incumbent President Pierre Nkurunziza

  • decided to run for a controversial and some believe illegal third term as president.

  • Protests rocked the small central African nation,

  • roughly the size of Belgium.

  • Those protests quickly turned violent,

  • and an attempted military coup cause Nkurunziza's ruling party

  • to crack down on all opposition movements, civil society and the media.

  • Since then, hundreds of thousands of Burundians have fled the country,

  • seeking asylum in nearby countries such as Rwanda, Tanzania,

  • Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

  • Pierre Nkurunziza won that controversial third term in July 2015

  • with almost 70 percent of the vote. But the violence continues.

  • Residents of the capital which (INAUDIBLE) report that they go to sleep with a sound

  • of gunfire and explosions most nights.

  • Hundreds of people, according to rights groups, have lost their lives.

  • The African Union, concerned that the humanitarian situation in Burundi

  • is spiraling out of control, proposed a 5,000-strong military force to restore peace.

  • Burundi's government rejected their proposal.

  • A spokesman for the government said

  • only the government could allow the force in.

  • "They can't invade a country if the latter is not informed and allow it,"

  • he said on state radio.

  • Since then, the United Nations and the U.S.

  • has called the situation there deeply alarming.

  • A real concern among both Burundians and the international community

  • is that if peace or relative stability is not restored soon,

  • it could soon simply plunge back into the decade-long bloody civil war

  • that saw 300,000 killed and brought President Pierre Nkurunziza

  • into power in the first place.

  • We've seen thousands of you here on the CNN studio tour in Atlanta, Georgia.

  • If you're planning a visit this spring, there's a new option for you.

  • The CNN STUDENT NEWS with Carl Azuz tour.

  • Yes, I am happy to be part of it.

  • It's all thing CNN STUDENT NEWS from the production process to the puns.

  • Please keep in mind, though,

  • that space is limited and you will need a reservation.

  • For more information on this or regular CNN studio tour,

  • please send an e-mail to atltour@cnn.com.

  • Let's hang out y'all, starting this March.

  • Two things make a great leader.

  • One is humility, knowing that you don't know everything

  • but are willing to listen to someone else's expertise.

  • Another is following a good example,

  • whoever the leader looks up to can indicate whatever direction he or she is going in.

  • Of course, there's no one right answer to this.

  • It's just my two cents. But for today's character study,

  • some of my on-air colleagues here at CNN

  • are sharing their ideas on leadership.

  • What is the most important quality in a leader?

  • I think a leader needs to follow through.

  • I think it is clear vision. Decisiveness.

  • Listening and understanding.

  • Leadership is defined by?

  • Showing a good example to others.

  • Vision. Its communication.

  • It's confidence and it's a fair amount of being a good cheerleader.

  • Who is someone you consider a great leader? My dad.

  • I'd have to say it's my mentor, T.D. Jakes.

  • I would say Oprah and I think what Oprah has really taught me,

  • just as a fan and a viewer over the years.

  • The key isn't talk, talk, talk,talk. The key is to listen.

  • Are you a good leader? Absolutely. I don't know.

  • Sometimes.

  • I am a great leader. I'm an excellent leader.

  • If I'm in my best, sometimes yes, sometimes no.

  • Are you a good leader? No.

  • What question did a mentor encourage you to ask yourself

  • that impacted your career choices?

  • My mentor would say to trust your instincts,

  • to make sure that you listen to yourself, because if you do that,

  • you do it well, it's going to pretty much always lead you down the right path.

  • Impromptu experiment at the International Space Station:

  • ping pong with water.

  • Astronaut Scott Kelly has two hydrophobic paddles.

  • They repeal water.

  • So, all you have to do is squirt a ball of H2O

  • into a micro- gravity environment, and bam, ping pong.

  • Now, before you say this is the slowest game of ping pong ever,

  • the space station is moving at more than 17,000 miles per hour.

  • So, actually, this is the fastest game ever.

  • You could call that water table tennis.

  • A new spin on ping pong where every smash makes a splash.

  • But don't dive out just yet because we're closing today

  • with an incredible time-lapse video of one of Washington, D.C.'s

  • heaviest snowstorms on record.

Forecasters had warned that the U.S. Northeast was in for a nasty blizzard.

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