Freezing conditions from deadly winter storms in the United States continue this week, creating massive snowdrifts in western New York, disrupting emergency vehicles, and causing travelers across the country to encounter canceled flights and treacherous roads. increase. The storm killed at least 48 people and is expected to cause more casualties as some residents were trapped in their homes and tens of thousands of homes and businesses lost power. Western New York, near Buffalo, was hit hardest, with 43 inches of snow falling during a dizzying 48-hour blizzard that also recorded hurricane-like winds. Huge snowdrifts covered cars, leaving thousands of homes in the darkness. The storm caused power outages in communities from Maine to Seattle. However, there is a steady return of warmth and brightness in the United States.
Concerns about power outages in eastern states eased on Sunday after energy company PJM Interconnection said its utilities could meet the day’s peak demand for electricity. A mid-Atlantic network operator asked 65 million consumers to save energy on a frosty Saturday. Storm-related deaths have been reported across the country.
In Ohio, he electrocuted 10 people, including a utility worker who died in multiple car accidents. Six motorists were killed in crashes in Missouri, Kansas, and Kentucky. A fallen tree branch struck a Vermont woman. A homeless man was found in freezing temperatures in Colorado. A woman fell through the ice on the Wisconsin River. In Jackson, Mississippi, city officials announced on Christmas Day that residents would have to boil their drinking water because water mains will freeze and burst. At least 27 people between the ages of 26 and 93 are known to have died in western New York.
Erie county executive mark c. poloncarz said Sunday, “The rescue team rescued a rescuer…it was terrifying. “I don’t know what else I could have done if I had to rescue workers.” Two people also died at their homes in the Buffalo suburb of Cheektowaga when paramedics failed to treat their ailments in time. Others were trapped in their car for more than two days as the cold Arctic air rushed east across the Great Lakes and brought so much rain. “This is a battle with Mother Nature,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul said at a press conference. “This will go down in history as the most devastating storm in Buffalo’s long history. It has fought many battles and fought many great storms.”