A major winter storm hitting the US has caused many problems in recent days, especially in western New York state. At least 27 people have been killed in and around Buffalo alone. President Joe Biden is now helping the government.
The severe cold weather prevailing in the country since last week has caused problems. According to NBC News The blizzard has already claimed at least sixty lives across all affected states. The death toll is expected to continue to rise.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul warned Monday about the effects of extreme weather. He said it was the most destructive blizzard in state history. In 1977, New York was also hit by a major blizzard. It claimed thirty lives.
Almost four feet of snow has fallen in Buffalo since Friday. Emergency services were working to clear the snow on Monday. Despite the ban on driving, people staged road blockades. Due to this, many vehicles are stuck on the roadsides.
Dead bodies were found in these stuck vehicles. People died from overwork while shoveling snow. New York is now warning residents to safely remove snow.
During the night from Monday to Tuesday, Biden declared a state of emergency in the state. The move allows the government, for example, to send money and rescue workers to the area.
Snow is also expected in Buffalo on Tuesday. Temperatures are expected to rise in the affected states this week.
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