At least eleven people have died in the United States as a result of a storm of freezing temperatures that hit parts of the Midwest and the East of the country and that, for the moment, shows no signs of coming to an end.
These eleven deaths have been accounted for in a total of four states and as a result of the dangerous and life-threatening conditions that have been occurring in the country for several days now.
According to the information provided by the authorities of Kansasthree people have died in car accidents related to weather conditions in the state, collects the US chain CNN.
In the state of Missouri, a person has died after his vehicle skidded on the asphalt and fell into a frozen stream. In Ohio Four people have also been certified dead in a car accident, while many others have been injured.
the governor of Kentucky, Andy Beshear, has confirmed the death of two other people in a car accident, as well as the death of a homeless person in the city of Liusville. The body was found without signs of violence, although the authorities are awaiting the results of the autopsy to determine the causes of death.
According to the US media, the weather forecasts suggest that the storm will be accompanied in the next hours of heavy snowfall, blizzards and even flooding in some parts of the northeast coast.
For the moment no truce in sight until after Christmas Day, as reported by CNN.
The weather conditions have caused the cancellation of more than 5,000 flights and the delay of another 10,000 until Friday’s date.
no power supply
More than a million people have lost power in various states of USA because of a strong winter storm that is hitting the country and that has left temperatures below zero. Most of the blackouts have been concentrated in the Northeast region of the United States, which includes states such as New York, Maine, New Hampshire or Connecticut, and where more than 860,000 people have lost access to electricity, according to the Poweroutage portal. .
Specifically, 534,000 people have suffered power outages in the New England region, which includes states such as Maine (250,000), New Hampshire (100,000), Massachusetts (68,000) or Connecticut (50,000). Likewise, in the Atlantic half of the country there are more than 330,000. In New York, 90,000 have suffered a blackout, in Pennsylvania the figure is 80,000, while in Virginia or Maryland there are more than 60,000 customers without electricity.
The United States National Weather Service (NWS) has reported that a large storm winter in progress will continue will leave heavy snowfall and strong winds in the country through Saturday, affecting 200 million Americans.