According to the news of CNN, adverse weather conditions caused by snowstorms in the country, 8 in Ohio, 7 in New York, 3 in Kansas and Kentucky, 2 in Colorado, one in each in Missouri, Tennessee and Wisconsin. The death toll reached 26.
Marc Poloncarz, regional manager of Erie County in the US state of New York, confirmed that 4 more people died on Sunday due to heavy snowfall, in a post on Twitter, and announced that the total number of deaths in the region increased to 7.
In some regions with heavy snowfall, an emergency was declared and a driving ban was imposed. Power grid operators in some states have urged users to save money due to the capacity problem.
Millions of people in the country were imprisoned in their homes, deprived of electricity due to the snowstorm.
60 percent of the population is under the influence of snowstorm
The “deadly blizzard”, which expanded from the Great Lakes in Canada to the Rio Grande on the Mexican border, adversely affected nearly 60 percent of the US population.
Flight tracking site FlightAware reported that 1645 domestic and international flights were canceled and 3869 flights were delayed in the US on Sunday, December 25.
The National Weather Service also reported that as of Sunday morning, the snow depth at Buffalo Niagara International Airport reached 109 centimeters.
Authorities also announced that a strong hurricane called a “bomb cyclone” occurred when atmospheric pressure suddenly dropped near the Great Lakes. It was reported that the hurricane in question caused strong winds and snowstorms.
FLOW OF MIGRANT IN FREEZING COLD
On the other hand, according to CNN’s report, late on Saturday night, several buses pulled up in front of US Vice President Kamala Harris’ residence in the capital Washington, leaving many immigrants.
Standing in the freezing weather conditions in short-sleeved T-shirts, the refugees were taken to suitable shelters and churches in the city.
It is known that since April, many “immigrant buses” from Arizona and Texas have left tens of thousands of immigrants to the city.
Governors of Republican states in the country send illegal immigrants from the Mexican border to Democratic states such as Washington DC and New York by buses.
A “ONCE IN GENERATION” COLD OF VIOLENCE
In the US, on December 21, national and local weather reporting agencies warned of “once-in-a-generation” severe cold and snow conditions.
The National Weather Service (NOAA) has announced that cold weather conditions that have not been experienced in the last 40 years are approaching in some parts of the country.
The weather service had pointed out that “heavy snowfall could make travel very difficult or impossible and could be life-threatening.”
In addition, it was shared that the storm that will occur with the effect of cold weather will be equivalent to the pressure of the 3rd category hurricane in the Great Lakes region of the country on the Canadian border.
Due to the storm, the ground floors of some hospitals and businesses on New Jersey’s coastline overlooking Manhattan were flooded by the overflowing Hudson River, while many vehicles exposed to the flood were damaged.
The coastal areas of Queens and Brooklyn were also damaged by rising ocean waters, while waves brought by high winds rendered some coastal streets and habitats unusable.