Saturday, January 28, 2023

Tornado kills 24 in US, cancels flights and causes power outages

At least 24 killed in massive storm in United States Winter which affects more than two thirds of the region. Strong winds, snowfall and extreme temperatures have affected millions of peoplemany of whom are stuck in traffic and in their homes, many of whom are also Electricity was cut off.

National Weather Service (NWS) cdescribed the situation as “once in a generation”, Because severe weather has persisted for several days and has ruined the Christmas plans of hundreds of thousands. At least 10,000 flights were delayed or canceled weekend.

In addition to the actual temperature of the thermometer, there is another phenomenon which is the thermal sensation caused by air and moisture. The increased air draws heat from the body, which then lowers the skin and internal body temperature.

According to the NWS, “Frost can develop within 10 to 20 minutes on exposed skin, and hypothermia can develop quickly if you are not prepared for the cold.”

stuck

the storm dissipates From the Great Lakes near Canada to the Rio Grande on the border with Mexico, But the situation appears to be worsening in the Northeast, with cities like Buffalo showing a worrying outlook.

The region, much closer to New York, faced brutal conditions with hurricane force winds and snow that caused power outages and paralyzed emergency response efforts. New York Governor Cathy Hochul said that Almost all the fire engines in the city were stranded.

United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg reported that fMore than 20% of scheduled flights were canceledAs well as many trains on the public Amtrak network.

Forecasters said 28 inches (71 cm) of snow had accumulated in Buffalo by Saturday. Last month, a storm dumped a record 6 feet (about 1.8 meters) of snow in areas south of the city.

in Florida

Pennsylvania-based PJM Interconnection said power plants were finding it difficult to operate in the cold weather and called on residents in 13 states to save electricity. According to local media, some 200,000 homes were without power on Christmas morning.

The cold wave is also reaching Florida, with temperatures reaching below zero degrees Celsius in cities such as Tallahassee and Jacksonville in the state’s north.

at least 200 million people in the United States, 60% of the population has been subject to some weather alert, According to the National Weather Service, NWS.

In many cities on the East Coast, and even in Florida, thermometers reached the lowest levels not seen since Christmas 1983.

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