President of the United States, who Biden approves emergency declaration tonight To New York State, which was most affected by the snow and freezing temperatures of Storm Elliot, to facilitate needed federal assistance to mitigate its effects and care for those affected, the White House said in a statement Is.
With this announcement, the US government has approved federal assistance to state and local governments to deal with the consequences of this severe storm. At least 57 people died,
Biden has thus authorized the Department of the Interior and the Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) coordinate the necessary actions in order to cope with the situation and “remove the adversity and suffering” caused by the storm.
Buffalo is the most affected area by the storm
Latest balance of US officials Death toll after storm rises to 57 winter that plagues the country and it is expected that the figure will continue to rise in the days to come.
The highest number of deaths have been reported in New York State, where at least 27 people have died from the polar cold wave from Canada. According to the medical examiner’s office, these deaths are directly related to the weather.
Some of the victims reportedly died Nine develop heart problems while being evacuated, others found in their vehicles And at least one person has died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
Other According to the latest update from the mayor of Buffalo, 18 people have died in Buffalo., Byron Brown, Monday afternoon, as reported by the American network NBC. The rest of the deaths would have been reported in other states across the country, such as Colorado, Illinois, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Wisconsin.
New York Governor Cathy Hochul has claimed this The “most destructive” storm in Buffalo’s historyWhere about 100 cm of snow has fallen. Hochul urged residents to stay off the streets on Christmas, saying, “I cannot stress how dangerous the situation remains.”
US President Joe Biden has a telephone conversation with Hochul to “offer him the full force of the federal government” in response to this “historic winter storm” and instructed his team to “respond promptly to any requests for federal assistance from the governor.”
thousands of homes have no electricity
The scope of the storm is unprecedentedAffects parts of the Midwestern and Eastern United States for six days, according to CBS. The storm caused power outages, canceled flights, and made roads and highways dangerous.
storm Elliot has been described as a “once in a generation” event by the weather service. The NWS cools temperatures from the Great Lakes near Canada to the Rio Grande (also known as the Rio Grande) at the border with Mexico.
Heavy snowfall and hurricane-force winds have passed Thousands of people are stranded in their homes and on the roads, thousands of travelers are stranded The collapse of the electrical infrastructure on Christmas Eve resulted in flights being canceled and thousands of homes without power.
Although the weather conditions have improved during the day, More than 55 million people are on low temperature alertFor cities such as Miami, Tampa, Orlando and West Palm Beach, December 25 was the coldest since 1983.
except, Over 3,000 flights have been canceled on Christmas EveWhile 2,000 flights have been canceled on this 25th December.
About 60% of the US population received some type of weather warning over the weekend.