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Millions of Americans Hide Away From A Deadly Monster Storm

By 12/25/2022 7:47 PMNo CommentsBy YidInfo Staff

At least 20 people have died due to the ice storm that has gripped much of the United States.

The storm has also trapped some individuals inside their houses with towering snowdrifts and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

The storm’s size has been almost unheard of, spanning from the Rio Grande near the Mexican border to the Great Lakes near Canada.

According to the National Weather Service, temperatures fell below average from east of the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians, affecting around 60% of the country’s population.

As of early Sunday, 1,346 domestic and international flights have been canceled, according to the flight tracking website FlightAware.

Forecasters reported that a bomb cyclone, which occurs when atmospheric pressure rapidly decreases during a powerful storm, had formed close to the Great Lakes, causing blizzard-like conditions, including severe winds and snowfall.

According to officials, hurricane-force winds and snow caused by the storm paralyzed emergency response efforts in Buffalo, paralyzing the airport into Monday and creating whiteout conditions.

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul claimed practically every fire engine in the city was stranded.

At 7 a.m., the Buffalo Niagara International Airport had received 43 inches (109 centimeters) of snow, according to the National Weather Service. Sunday.

Emergency personnel could not reach three persons in time to address their medical issues, and two died in suburban Cheektowaga, New York, homes on Friday.

A third person passed away in Buffalo. Overnight, a further four deaths were verified, bringing the total for Erie County to seven.

There could be more fatalities, County Executive Mark Poloncarz said.

According to Poloncarz, “some were found in cars, while some were located on the street in snowbanks.” “We know some passengers have spent more than two days stranded in their vehicles.”

Buffalo residents were frantically trying to leave their houses and find somewhere with heat because of the freezing conditions and day-old power outages.

But for those like Jeremy Manahan, who charged his phone in his parked car after nearly 29 hours without electricity, that wasn’t an option because city streets were covered with a thick blanket of white.

There was only one warming shelter, but I couldn’t reach it because of the distance.

I definitely can’t drive because I’m stuck,” Manahan remarked. And being outside for more than ten minutes results in frostbite.

 

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