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Governor New York reports two deaths caused by storm

Governor New York reports two deaths caused by storm

Governor New York reports two deaths caused by storm

The governor of NYKathy Hochul, deployed additional emergency personnel from various agencies, including the National Guard as well as equipment, to help New Yorkers in the western town of Buffalo, the region hardest hit by the winter storm, where two people they died because they were unable to get the medical attention they needed.

“It is a threat to life what is happening in Buffalo” affected by one of the worst snow storms that has caused residents, as well as emergency services personnel and equipment to be trapped on the roads. The city had to close the border bridges with Canada.

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“Ice, floods, snow, low temperatures” and blackouts, has brought Elliot his way through NYhighlighted Hochul who decreed a state of emergency on Friday and mobilized National Guard personnel, who increased today to help with health emergencies and search and rescue operations.

Elliot, a bomb cyclonic resulting from an arctic air front, is causing freezing temperatures from Canada to Texas since Thursday, as well as heavy snowfall, strong winds and rain.

Hochul recalled that New Yorkers are used to winter storms, “but this one had a huge impact and caused total blackout conditions in the west” of the state, which have been restored but there are still families without electricity at a time when temperatures have reached single digits.

Around 700,000 people remained without electricity in their homes in the country at 8:00 p.m. GMT, mainly in the states of North Carolina and Maine, according to the Power Outage tracker, and at least 15 people have died due to the storm, according to the count. of local media, four of them in a multi-car crash on a snow-covered Ohio highway and two in NY.

US President Joe Biden made a public appearance on Thursday to warn Americans to take the storm “extremely seriously” and to follow the recommendations of authorities.

Source: Elcomercio

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