Over the Christmas holiday, western New York is left inoperable by a continuous storm. The authorities termed the “blizzard of the century.” The hurricane has already claimed the lives of at least 60 people nationwide and 27 people in New York. The blizzard is also affecting other parts of the United States.
On Monday, local officials stated that rescue operations were still ongoing. Authorities are working towards clearing the snow-covered area around Buffalo.
A tremendous spread of extreme weather that gripped the nation over many days caused widespread power outages, lengthy travel delays. Atleast 49 fatalities in nine states, according to government stats. Blizzard conditions are still present in several areas of the US Northeast.
What do the officials say?
“Certainly it is the blizzard of the century,” New York Governor Kathy Hochul tells the reporters. He also adds that it is “way too early to say this is at its completion.”
In addition to the several feet of snow that have already covered the city, the National Weather Service predicted up to 14 additional inches of snow for Monday. Authorities are still working to restore emergency services.
The executive of Erie County, Mark Poloncarz, on Monday afternoon tweets that a total of 27 individuals are dead as a result of the blizzard in the county. Which includes 14 who were outside and three inside a car.
Hundreds of people are back to safety by the National Guard and other teams from snow-covered automobiles and dark homes. However, more, according to authorities, are still in need of help
The storm, according to Erie County Sheriff John Garcia, is “the worst” he is experiencing. There are times when there is no vision and nobody answers emergency calls.
International flights affected in the United States:
According to flight tracking website Flightaware.com, the perfect storm of violent snow squalls, howling wind, and below-freezing temperatures forced the cancellation of more than 15,000 US flights in recent days, including more than 3,800 on Monday.
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