NY. Close to a million Dominicans residing in this State suffer from a arctic cold and other inclement weather during these Christmas holidays.
Likewise, more than another million of them are suffering the same consequences, in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Washington DC, Delaware, Virginia, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Georgia, Ohio, Michigan, Illinois and Utah, among others.
It is estimated that more than 200 million Americans have been impacted by the arctic cold since last Thursday, authorities report.
The monstrous “bomb storm Elliot” has caused precipitous drops in temperatures, snow, high winds, freezing water, icy highways, and flooding in the United States, killing 34 people, including 12 in the State of NY.
Also, thousands of flights canceled and more than 100,000 rescheduled, interrupting the trip to different parts of the world for millions of Americans, including thousands of Dominicans with the purpose of traveling to different States and the Dominican Republic.
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The National Weather Service has defined a “bomb storm” as a “once-in-a-generation” weather event.
The freezing temperatures have been accompanied, at some point, with winds of more than 90 kilometers per hour, feeling the cold outside down to minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit, a thermal sensation, perceived by humans, caused by the combined effects of air temperature, relative humidity and wind speed.
These cases have occurred in the northern part of the State of NY, where up to 43 inches of snow have fallen and the airport will be closed until Tuesday; other similar situations have occurred in Michigan, Illinois, Ohio and Rhole Island, among other places.
Last Saturday, in the Big Apple, where more than 800,000 Dominicans live, it dawned at 7 degrees, but with the wind factor it came to feel as low as minus 10 degrees in the early hours of the morning, to rise during the day to just 16 degrees.
The most merciless cold that has impacted NYC and the USA in more than a century occurred at the beginning of January 2014, temperatures reaching minus 27.5 degrees in Central Park-NY, and in the city of Comertown, in the State of Montana. , at minus 52.7 degrees.
The National Weather Service reported that currently more than 200 million Americans have been affected by the cold.
Temperatures will remain below freezing point (33°) for several days and the great contrast to the situation is that for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day we will have a maximum of 50 degrees.