The death toll in parts of the Midwest and eastern United States has risen to 16 after seven states in the North American country confirmed deaths in the past few hours.
Four people have died in Ohio, three in Kansas, New York and Kentucky, and one each in Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin, according to information gathered by US television network CNN.
Similarly, more than 900,000 homes and businesses were left without power due to the storm, particularly in the Northeast region, which includes states such as New York, Maine, New Hampshire or Connecticut.
According to US media, weather forecasts suggest that the storm will bring heavy snowfall, blizzards and even flooding in parts of the northeast coast in the coming hours. At the moment there is no reduction in sight until after Christmas Day.
On the other hand, due to bad weather, more than 5,000 flights have been canceled and 10,000 flights have been delayed till Friday.
This “bomb cyclone”, a storm defined by the National Weather Service (NWS) as “once in a generation”, caused the cancellation of more than 2,300 flights on Saturday and nearly 6,000 takeoff delays a day after 5,300 Made , according to the exclusive website FlightAware.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tweeted on Saturday that “the most extreme disruptions are behind us as airline and airport operations slowly recover.”