New York. In America these days, due to Snow Storm, there has been a huge loss of life and property. Due to the snow storm, the movement of people has been completely affected. According to flight tracking website Flightaware, Southwest has canceled more than 14,500 flights since December 23. According to the news agency Reuters, on the morning of 28 December, another 2,500 flights were cancelled. At the same time, US Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg put pressure on Southwest Airlines, saying that thousands more canceled flights indicate system failure.
Many airports in the city closed
Many people have died so far in snow storm related incidents in West New York. The storm-battered city of Buffalo also braced for Tuesday’s snowfall, although the death toll here has risen to at least 34 as of December 27. Apart from this, many people here are stuck in the car for several days while the airports of the city have been closed. Bodies of those who died due to cold are being found in cars and houses.
34 people died till Tuesday
Seven more deaths from the storm brought the total death toll in the city of Buffalo to 27, Mayor Byron Brown’s office said Tuesday, while at least seven people died in the suburbs. Buffalo is the second largest city of New York where about 2.75 lakh people live. The situation can be gauged from the fact that according to the National Weather Service, the total snow level at Buffalo Niagara International Airport was 49.2 inches as of 10 am on Monday.
Officials agreed, the most dangerous storm ever
Due to the snow storm in America, severe cold continues in many parts of the country. People are facing heavy snowfall in Western New York. The storm and snow made conditions difficult for Buffalo as well. Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said, ‘It’s not going to stop. This is probably the most dangerous storm of our life. US President Joe Biden has expressed condolences to the affected families.
60 percent of America’s population is surrounded by trouble
The tremendous effect of the snow storm was seen in western New York on Friday and Saturday. Thick blankets of snow stranded motorists, caused power outages and emergency crews struggled to reach residents of snow-hit homes and stuck cars. About 60 percent of the country’s population is facing one or the other weather related problem. (from input language)
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FIRST PUBLISHED : December 29, 2022, 01:44 IST