Friday, January 27, 2023

Rescue efforts continue in western New York after winter storm

Rescue operations continue after a winter storm in Erie County in northwestern New York Elliot Due to which 28 people have died in this region and 50 people in the country and thousands of people have been deprived of electricity.

As of 7:00 a.m. local time (1:00 p.m. GMT), the driving ban is still in effect in the city of Buffalo and the adjacent city of Lackawanna, while the rest of Erie County is in effect with a one-use only warning. Mark Polonkarz, Erie’s top political official, reported this morning if needed.

Civil services continue the work of cleaning and removing snow in these areas and police continue to check inside vehicles that were abandoned by their owners over the weekend due to the impossibility of driving, due to the snow and complete lack of visibility.

According to the latest weather reports, there is still a chance of snow in Buffalo due to the rise in temperatures, which could lead to “minor flooding” due to the large amount of snowpack.

electricity company National Grid This morning reported that it maintains 2,850 operators on the ground and that it has managed to restore service to most of the more than 100,000 homes that were left without power. However, they are still working to restore power to 6,200 homes.

Last night, the President of the United States Joe Biden approved emergency declarationThe White House said in a statement that for New York State, most affected by Hurricane Elliott, to facilitate the necessary federal assistance to mitigate its effects and care for those affected.

With this announcement, the US government approved federal assistance to state and local governments to deal with the aftermath of the severe storm.

The President thus authorized the Department of the Interior and the Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to coordinate actions necessary to deal with the situation and “minimize the hardship and suffering” caused by the storm.

The United States tries to recover from the devastation caused by the Arctic Front, which has killed more than 50 people, half in the Buffalo area, New York State.

Storm Elliot, described by the National Weather Service (NWS) as “once in a generation”, has caused freezing temperatures from the Great Lakes to the Rio Grande (also known as Rio Grande), near Canada, across the border with Mexico .

Heavy snowfall and storm winds have trapped thousands of people in their homes and streets, thousands of travelers stranded due to flight cancellations on Christmas Eve, and thousands of homes without power due to collapsed electrical infrastructure.

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