least 60 people have died in America Heavy snowfall in recent days and sub-zero temperatures from winter storm Elliott, which is already receding, though another cold front has reached the country’s west coast. Emergency services are focusing their efforts on clearing the snow to restore transport and restore power to thousands of homes after thousands of homes were left without power.
Most of the victims have registered New York State, where the dead have already reached 31That’s where the situation is toughest, according to Mark Polonkarz, Erie County’s chief political officer.
Poloncarz elaborated via a tweet What? 17 people found dead in the street, seven died due to lack of heatingThree were found in a vehicle, another three died of heart problems, and one died due to lack of timely emergency medical care.
Death toll in buffalo may increase
Polonkarz said in a tweet, “It is very sad that the forensic doctor has confirmed three more deaths. There are now 31 deaths in total.” keep people off snow-covered roads In Buffalo, the worst-hit city in the county, 27 deaths have been recorded.
moreover Buffalo death toll may increase As the clean-up efforts are on. According to county officials, some people are violating the driving ban.
The number of deaths already exceeds the number of deaths caused by another storm in 1977.which claimed the lives of 29 people, remember the local media.
The scope of the storm has been almost unprecedented Cold temperatures extend from Great Lakes to Rio Grande near Canada (also called Rio Grande) on the border with Mexico.
Efforts to restore power are in full swing
More than 7,000 workers are involved in efforts to restore power to Erie County homes affected by power outages caused by Elliott. Some county roads have been reopened And others are expected to do the same this Wednesday, according to Governor Cathy Hochul.
,Today we’re reopening major highways in Western New York – border crossings, the @NYSTruwayI-290, I-990, and Routes 400 and 219.
This is a sign that we are heading towards this once in a generation storm. Please continue to follow local advice and stay safe.,
— Governor Kathy Hochul (@GovKathyHochul) December 27, 2022
Stormy winds and heavy snow from Elliot knocked out power in several states, leaving about 1.7 million homes without electricity And businesses are at the peak of the storm, although virtually all services have been restored.
The east and south of the nation experienced a rise in temperatures this Tuesday Reduce storm while another cold front approaches West Coast With snow and rain, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
This new front approaching the West Coast means nearly 200,000 users are left without power in the states of Oregon, Washington and California this Tuesday.
Air chaos continues as thousands of flights are canceled
However, despite the end of Elliott, the air chaos continues just days before another New Year holiday. Over 3,000 flights were canceled this TuesdayThat left thousands of travelers on the ground who were planning to travel during the holidays, according to the Flight Aware portal.
loss Most affected are Southwest airline usersWhich accounts for 63% of cancellations and whose telephone service lines are saturated.
more than 200 million Americans, approximately 60% of the population have faced some form of warning Relating to the winter season.