Tuesday, February 7, 2023

18 people killed in blizzard in US

In the US, blizzard killed 18 people and left millions without power, with temperatures dropping to minus 45 in several states.

According to the news reports emanating from US, at least 18 people died in traffic and other accidents due to heavy rain and snowfall in most states of America, the life system was disrupted.

The United States is currently under the grip of a snow storm, in some areas the speed of the storm is 115 kilometers per hour and the visibility is so low that it is impossible to shake hands.

According to the US Meteorological Department, the icy winds coming from the North Pole will continue to cover the central and eastern parts of the country in the last days of the week.

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According to the report At least 18 people have died in traffic accidents across the country due to adverse weather conditions.

Since last Friday, the number of accidents has doubled and the number of injured has reached dozens in the states affected by the snow storm.

Apart from this, power supply to more than one million homes and businesses across the country has been disrupted. Officials say that it will take several days to repair and rebuild the electrical installations caused by the storm.

More than 200 million people, or 60 percent of the country’s population, are under “blizzard” warnings. Temperatures in the western states of Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming are expected to reach minus 45 degrees, and the southern states of Florida and Georgia are also on Christmas Eve. Record cold weather.

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States of emergency have been declared in several states, including New York, Virginia, Georgia, North Carolina and Oklahoma, and President Joe Biden has urged citizens to heed warnings.

More than 8,000 flights were canceled and 25,000 were delayed for Christmas and the busiest tourist period of the year, according to the website FlyingAware.

Passengers with canceled or delayed flights have been stranded at airports and authorities have warned citizens to pay attention to weather conditions and stay indoors unless absolutely necessary.

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