Winter Storm Jonas Is Over. Here's The Damage, And What's Next.

Congratulations, East Coast: More snow is on the way!

01/25/2016 03:00 pm ET | Updated Jan 27, 2016

Attention, residents of the East Coast: The storm is over, but don't get too comfortable. More precipitation is headed your way later this week.

At least 31 people have died as a result of winter storm Jonas, which dropped several feet of snow up and down the East Coast this weekend, affecting more than 80 million Americans. Eleven states declared a state of emergency.

Glengary, West Virginia received the heaviest accumulation, with 42 inches of snow falling from Friday through Sunday. Per The Weather Channel, Jonas set the record for being the single biggest snowstorm in at least six locations: In Allentown, Pennsylvania, 31.9 inches fell; the Baltimore-Washington International Airport saw 29.2 inches; Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, received 30.2 inches; New York's LaGuardia airport saw 27.9 inches; and 30.5 inches fell at JFK airport.

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People walk in Times Square during Winter Storm Jonas on January 23, 2016 in New York City.

Washington, D.C.'s Reagan National Airport reported 17.8 inches of snow, New York's Central Park saw 26.8 inches (0.1 inch short of the record), and 22.4 inches dropped in Philadelphia.

Nearly 11,00 flights in the U.S. were canceled between Friday and Sunday. Both Reagan and Dulles airports -- two of the hardest hit -- resumed flights on Monday.

Schools up and down the East Coast were canceled Monday amid the record-setting precipitation. In D.C., U.S. federal government offices also shut down, while some schools pre-emptively canceled classes for Tuesday as well.

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A bulldozer clears snow on the East Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 23, 2016, in Washington.

In addition to snowfall, hundreds of thousands of people had to contend with power outages, as strong winds and ice accumulation brought down electric lines.

According to the Associated Press, more than 150,000 homes and businesses were without power in North Carolina, and upwards of 90,000 people had no power in New Jersey for some time on Saturday.

Jonas also brought extreme flooding to parts of New Jersey, including Wildwood, Ocean City and Cape May, where the storm surge was a record-setting 9.4 feet on Saturday morning, reports ABC News.

Residents in Cape May said the flooding there was worse than during Hurricane Sandy, which inundated the East Coast in 2012.

"I have more water now than then,” Cape May restaurant owner Keith Laudeman told the Jersey Tribune. "I knew we'd get something, but nothing like this. I'm marking this in my book as one of the worst I've ever seen."

While coastal Delaware escaped much of the worst flooding, Dewey Beach reported wind gusts of 75 miles per hour, according to The Washington Post. Photos shared by residents online show heavy erosion, with cliffs of sand where the shoreline was one much more gradual.

Some, however -- including a giant panda at the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington -- didn't seem to mind the snow:

What's next, and more importantly, how should you prepare? 

According to The Weather Channel, there's a slight chance of precipitation for the southeast, the mid-Atlantic and the northeastern United States later this week. Nothing approaching Jonas levels, but something to be aware of. 

With that in mind, here's a friendly, post-storm to-do list:

-- Be a good neighbor. Check in on your neighbors and make sure they're doing OK.

-- Shovel everything, and if you live in an area that experienced heavy snowfall, and have a low-sloped roof, you may need to shovel off your roof, too. Of course, practice common sense here. If you can't shovel your own roof safely, call a professional.

-- Along those lines: Shoveling is hard work and, in combination with colder temperatures, can put a lot of stress on your heart. Follow the American Heart Association's shoveling advice and don't over-exert yourself.

-- Watch out for icicles! If you can do so safely, clear those from your roof, too.

-- Did we miss something? Tell us in the comments.

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