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Abnormal “Russian” blizzards covered New York: Americans began to freeze to death

Date: January 31, 2023 Time: 04:10:20

Snowfall, accompanied by gusts of cold wind, battered much of the United States on Christmas Eve.

Photo: REUTERS

Snowfall, accompanied by gusts of cold wind, battered much of the United States on Christmas Eve. The bad weather was a disaster for thousands of Americans. At least 37 people were victims of the storm, which was accompanied by a snowfall with a lake effect, in which snow alternated with freezing rain. New York state was hardest hit, with several western neighborhoods buried under snow. The snowdrifts reached a height of more than a meter. Because of this, many cars were trapped in the snow and thousands of people lost power.

The bad weather was a disaster for thousands of Americans. At least 37 people were victims of the storm, which was accompanied by a snowfall with a lake effect, in which snow alternated with freezing rain.

Photo: REUTERS

New York Governor Kathy Hokul said the recent snowfall was one of the most devastating in the state’s history. Such a storm is comparable to the blizzard of 1977. There is no visibility on the roads, the passage on them was difficult due to a blizzard. In New York alone, at least 17 people died due to the sudden snowfall and freezing temperatures. The dead were found on the streets, frozen in snowdrifts, others in their cars, police said.

New York state was hardest hit, with several western neighborhoods buried under snow.

Photo: REUTERS

The rescue teams that responded to the calls did not have time to reach the recipients, getting stuck in the snow. It is known that the doctors of 11 ambulances were forced to wait for the rescue teams; ambulances simply couldn’t get through.

National Guard soldiers went online to rescue New Yorkers in need of help. According to the state governor, the National Guard participated in more than 500 rescue operations, including childbirth.

In addition to the difficult situation on the roads, the situation inside residential buildings leaves much to be desired. Some neighbors were without electricity for about 56 hours due to frost. As Cathy Hokul explained, this was due to the fact that the electrical systems could not handle the heavy load.

According to PowerOutage, more than 98,000 customers lost power and heat on Christmas Eve. Since the start of the storm, the number of outages has exceeded one million.

The snowdrifts reached a height of more than a meter. Because of this, many cars were trapped in the snow and thousands of people lost power.

Photo: REUTERS

The blizzard has complicated the work of the transportation system. On Friday, December 23, 24, more than five thousand flights were canceled: almost 3.5 thousand flights could not take off, and on Christmas Day their number rose to almost three thousand.

The National Weather Service forecasts better weather for the next few days. Warmer weather and less precipitation is expected. The cyclone will move towards Canada, but a new front is moving towards the Midwest.

Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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