Monday, January 30, 2023

Winter Storm Elliott sours Christmas for America

At least 15 people have died due to the storm, according to local media, four of them in a multi-car accident on a snow-covered Ohio highway.

washington.- Stormy Elliott has taken over America perfect for cold weather Christmas seasonChristmas Eve turned bitter for thousands of people as flights were cancelled, roads collapsed and power outages broke out in various parts of the country.

The storm, a bomb cyclonic storm caused by an Arctic air front, is bringing freezing temperatures, heavy snow, strong winds and rain from Canada to Texas through Thursday.

If the forecasts hold true, the East Coast and many cities in Florida could experience the coldest Christmas since records were kept.

At least 200 million people in the United States, 60% of the population, National Weather Service, National Weather Service (nws,

The last part of this body, from 4:45 p.m. GMT, indicates that 3.6 million people remain on alert for a winter storm across the country’s midwest, north-east and north-west this Saturday.

Elliott’s route has left thousands of people in the country trying to reunite with their families without Christmas Eve as nearly 4,000 flights have been canceled this Saturday, according to figures from the Flight Aware portal. .

These are in addition to the nearly 6,000 cancellations that occurred on Thursday, causing chaos and gloom at many airports across the United States.

Courier companies also prefer fedex or ups In view of the storm, a delay in gift distribution has been announced.

The storm also affected the nation’s power infrastructure, with 1.4 million people without power in their homes, mainly in the states of North Carolina, Tennessee and Maine, according to the Power Outage Tracker.

Duke Energy Co. is asking its customers in Ohio and Kentucky to reduce non-essential electrical equipment usage until tomorrow due to high power demand this Saturday. low temperatures.

At least 15 people have died due to the storm, according to local media, four of them in a multi-car accident on a snow-covered Ohio highway.

The weather service warned Saturday that road travel was “extremely dangerous or even impossible” in parts of the Midwest and Northeast, and warned that “blizzards pose a life-threatening risk to stranded travelers.”

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.

At least 12 states in the country have declared a state of emergency due to the severe cold wave, such as Colorado, Georgia or New York.

“Low temperatures today have left dangerous conditions on the roads. Stay off the roads,” New York’s governor, New York, urged on social networks this Saturday. cathy hochul,

Hundreds of people are stuck on the streets due to snowfall in the city of Buffalo, which borders Canada. “It’s been a very bad night for our community,” Erie County Sheriff Mark Polonkarz told reporters.

Fearing a Christmas Eve impasse in Washington, members of the US House of Representatives arrived on Friday to vote on the fiscal year 2023 budget.

The minimum temperature in the US capital this Saturday was minus 13 degrees Celsius. The city is expected to have its coldest Christmas since 1989.

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