Thursday, February 2, 2023

Governor Cathy Hochul reported two deaths from the winter storm

NEW YORK – New York Governor Cathy Hochul has deployed additional emergency personnel from various agencies, including the National Guard, to help New Yorkers in the hardest-hit area of ​​Buffalo in the western part of the state. Where two people died due to lack of treatment.

“It’s deadly what’s happening in Buffalo” from one of the worst snowstorms ever hit, which has trapped residents as well as emergency services personnel and equipment on the streets. The city had to close the border bridges with Canada.

“Snow, flooding, snow, low temperatures” and blackouts Elliott has brought as it passes through New York, said Hochul, who declared a state of emergency on Friday and mobilized National Guard personnel, who called for a health emergency today. and escalated to help with search and rescue operations.

Elliott, a bomb cyclone originating from an Arctic air front, has been causing freezing temperatures from Canada to Texas through Thursday, as well as heavy snowfall, strong winds and rain.

Hochul recalled that New Yorkers are used to winter storms, “but this had a huge impact and caused a total blackout in the west of the state”, which has been restored but still without power. There are families when the temperature has reached single digit.

According to the power outage tracker, about 700,000 people in the country were without power in their homes at 8:00 p.m., mainly in the states of North Carolina and Maine, and at least 15 people died due to the storm. Local media count, four of them in a multi-car crash on a snow-covered Ohio highway and two in New York.

The President of the United States, Joe Biden, appeared publicly on Thursday and warned Americans to take the storm “extremely seriously” and follow the recommendations of the authorities.

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