The storm hitting the United States of America is giving no respite, with at least 62 deaths already confirmed in nine states. The scene in the city of Buffalo, New York State remains critical with 28 casualties recorded. Although conditions are improving, it is believed that the death toll could increase as rescue operations continue.
According to BBC News, the chief executive of Erie County, where Buffalo is located, points out that the situation “still uglyon many local roads, and about 100 police officers were deployed to control traffic. In addition, authorities understand that some people took advantage of the heavy snowfall to loot and vandalize shops, with four arrested.
Last Monday, Biden signed a state of emergency that allows federal support for New York State and used the social networking site Twitter to offer condolences to those who lost family members over the weekend.
State Gov. Kathy Hochul described the “bomb cyclone” as “the blizzard of the century” and cited a vehicle search scenario as an example.war zone🇧🇷 As reported by BBC News, it is added that many emergency vehicles have not yet managed to reach the most affected areas, as they also got stuck in the snow.
“Bomb cyclone” in the USA. Coldest Christmas in decades on the East Coast and 1.5 million houses without electricity
More than 4600 canceled flights and thousands of people left without electricity
BBC News reports that over 4,600 ET flights had been canceled as of mid-Tuesday morning. Meteorologists note that the bad weather should subside in the coming days, but the recommendation to refrain from traveling remains. Beyond this panorama affected the Christmas of many peopleover the weekend, about 250,000 homes and businesses were shut down and more than 4,000 people in the area were left without power.