Snow storm wreaks havoc in America! 31 dead so far, lights go off in lakhs of houses, air and rail services stalled
In the US, 31 people have died in various incidents caused by the blizzard. Strong winds are blowing along with snowfall in most of the states of the country. Lakhs of people have been affected due to the electricity outage.
The situation has become worse due to the storm that came amidst snowfall in America. So far 31 people have died due to the snowstorm. There is a possibility of increasing the number of deaths due to people trapped in snowfall in many places. Due to the disruption in power supply, the lights of houses and commercial establishments have gone off in many areas. With this, millions of people are forced to live in the dark. 5200 flights have been cancelled due to the cyclone. Buffalo in New York was the most affected city in the country. At least seven people have been confirmed dead as a result of the storm.
So far 31 people have died due to the blizzard in America. People are stranded in many places due to snowfall. It is believed that the death toll may increase. Many people have died from weather-related road accidents or freezing cold due to arctic blasts and winter storms. Buffalo in New York was the most affected city in the country. At least seven people have been confirmed dead as a result of the storm. Officials cited the cause of death as being hit by the storm, a car accident, falling trees and other effects of the storm.
Due to the disruption of power supply due to the storm, the lights of houses and commercial establishments have gone out in many areas. Millions of people are at risk of living in the dark. According to PowerOutage.US, power supply to millions of homes is disrupted as of 8 a.m. Sunday. The power supply is stalled in 6600 homes in North Carolina. Electricity department officials said that the supply may remain affected for the next few days.
Around 5200 flights have been cancelled due to the snowstorm. Thousands of people going on Christmas holidays are facing a lot of trouble. People are forced to live in their homes. Because it is freezing cold outside. The storm has caused the most devastation in Buffalo, New York. The temperature has dropped to -45°C in many major cities including New York. Apart from air travel, road and rail traffic has also come to a standstill in most places.
Officials say many are facing medical emergencies in their homes. Many people trapped in the snowfall could not be rescued. Because the rescue workers could not reach them due to the snowstorm. Emergency facilities say that it is becoming difficult to carry out rescue and relief operations. Erie County Sheriff Mark Polonkarz said it took more than three hours for ambulances to reach the hospital. The emergency service personnel could not take him to the hospital in time.
Bomb cyclones cause blizzards severe thunderstorms and torrential rains. A cyclone is formed when cold air collides with warm air. This process is known as Bambogenesis. Bomb cyclones form over the northwestern Atlantic, northwestern Pacific, and occasionally over the Mediterranean Sea.