Thursday, February 2, 2023

A natural phenomenon that almost never happens this year: Frozen Niagara Falls

This fascinating natural wonder is a must-see for those who travel between Canada and the United States, it has an impressive drop of almost 51 meters and is situated 236 meters above sea level. Storm Elliot is listed as the “Storm of the Century”, And not only has it left people and animals on the lookout for the uncontrollable cold, but it has produced an impact on the landscape that is rarely seen.

Meanwhile, many visitors to the tourist destination have shared the storm’s aftermath, showing through images and videos how part of the falls froze, an event that has happened only six times in history. (1848, 1911, 1912, 1917, 2014 and 2015), according to the newspaper La Nación.

In 1964, steel barriers were installed to prevent large accumulations of snow at the scenic attraction and water reserve, a situation that occurs every winter causes snow to accumulate at the base of a fall And an “ice bridge” has been built, comments the newspaper El Tiempo.

How is the storm progressing?

One of the cities most affected by the situation has been Buffalo – Erie in New York County, near the Canadian border, where most of the deaths were recorded. 34 deaths, most victims found in their cars or on the streetsRescue was done after waiting for hours.

In conversation with Semana magazine, Juliana Jimenez, a Colombian resident of New Jersey, commented, “It was expected to be a difficult winter; However, the variation in temperature from day to day was extreme. We went from 3 degrees on Friday to -14 degrees (…) on Saturday. The cold was unbearable, the cars were completely frozenIt had rained the day before, so the water that was left was frozen. When I tried to get into the car, the handles were stuck and the tires were flat.

On the other hand, among those most affected are passengers, according to the North American multinational technology company that provides data on flights in real time, FlightAware indicated that the total number of cancellations and The United States added 2,809, plus more than two thousand flight delays And in the North American country, last Wednesday.

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