July 4, 2022

The winter storm hit the east coast, leaving 200,000 without electricity

More than 200,000 people were without electricity in the eastern United States on Monday morning Winter storm It triggered several hurricanes in Florida and blew across the region.

Storm, this The weekend brought snow to the northern plains and the upper Midwest, Thousands of flights seemed to be canceled between Sunday and Monday.

In North Carolina, Department of Transportation Thar Heel State residents were told to stay home from the flooded and snow-covered roads on Monday.

Driving a frightening black snow truck near the North Carolina / Tennessee border is particularly treacherous, North Carolina Emergency Management Officials said.

Winter storms in North Carolina Played in a role Two people were killed Sunday when a vehicle crashed into several trees on Interstate 95.

Nearly 700 miles southwest of southwest Florida, several hurricanes Lee County on the Gulf Coast was accused of destroying two dozen homes and damaging others, while thousands of homes were left without electricity.

Residents of Century 21 in the Iona area of ​​Florida embraced after being hit by a hurricane Sunday. Andrew West / Reuters

The National Weather Service in Miami said there were “several hurricanes” in southwest Florida Sunday morning.

Cecil Bendercross, co-chair of Lee County Commissioners, told NBC News on Monday that four people had been injured, 34 houses had been demolished and 62 had been made “uninhabitable” by the hurricane over the weekend.

Suffering was brightened by a little angry miracle, Edward Murray, a resident of Fort Myers, was frightened when he saw his dog Coco Destroyed by a hurricane that broke his house.

“Coco was found safe” and the county “works to provide shelter with the victims,” ​​Bendercross said.

Bendercross said about 7,000 homes were left without electricity by Hurricane EF2. Early Monday morning, less than 1,150 homes in Florida were without electricity Online tracker PowerOutage.us.

According to PowerOutage.us, the winter bombing left more than 620,000 U.S. homes and businesses, mostly in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, without electricity at one point on Sunday.

As of Monday morning, about 230,000 customers across the country were still in the dark. The application tracking service said.

Tens of thousands of homes and businesses in Kentucky, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Maine and Massachusetts were without power before noon on Monday.

An ice plow clears the sidewalk through Main St. in Greenville, South Carolina on Sunday.Sean Raford / Getty Images

The storm also appeared Thousands of flights will be forced to be canceled throughout Sunday and Monday.

On Sunday, more than 3,000 flights were canceled inside and outside the United States. Flight Tracker According to FlightAware.

And Monday afternoon, More than 1,500 U.S. flights were canceled Per day.

A spokesman for American Airlines said Monday that the company had canceled about 580 flights throughout its main and regional operations.

A spokesman for American Airlines said: “This weekend’s winter storm has had a significant impact on our operations. Most of the affected flights have been canceled in advance.”

A spokesman said customers whose travel plans were affected by the storm could re-book at no charge.

A Delta Air Lines spokesman said: “The company has canceled about 500 flights on Sunday and 75 on Monday in anticipation of winter weather affecting our operations.”

The airline said it could resume normal operations on Monday afternoon, with more than 90 per cent of the affected customers’ flights being given new scheduled flight time within eight hours of their original flight.

Two people were killed in a crash in Nash County, North Carolina, and the storm system wreaked further havoc on the roads. NBC subsidiary WRAL-TV reports.

The North Carolina State Highway Patrol said the incident happened just before 7:30 a.m. Sunday, when Interstate 95 drove off south and hit a tree in the middle of the road.

Both the driver and a passenger were pronounced dead at the scene, they said, exceeding the safe speed for conditions believed to be a factor in the crash.

In Durham, North Carolina, on Sunday, a dramatic scene unfolded with pictures showing a tractor-trailer hanging over a bridge after skidding off North Carolina Highway 147.

The driver of the vehicle was taken to hospital, but he is expected to be fine. WRAL-TV reported.

Marty Homan told the North Carolina Department of Transportation that the station should have civil engineers evaluate the bridge before reopening it. The North Carolina State Highway Patrol did not immediately respond to a request for further information.

A tractor-trailer fell off the NC Highway 147 bridge in Durham late Sunday. Via WRAL

The incidents came as Governor Roy Cooper warned drivers in the state to “be”.

“The best way to avoid a car accident or accident is to stay,” said Governor Roy Cooper. Said in a statement On Sunday. “Less people on the road means fewer car accidents, and this allows highway staff and utility workers to get quick results,” he said.

Early Monday morning, the storm system is expected to reach northeast and move toward southeastern Canada by Tuesday. National Weather Service.

The weather service expects heavy snowfall in the Lower Great Lakes, central Appalachians and northeastern regions on Monday, and coastal and inland areas of southern / northern New England.

By Tuesday morning, “scattered ice sheets” over the central Appalachian region are expected to expand to greater heights in the southeast.

The Met Office warned of “severe snowfall” in parts of Upper Mississippi Valley, near Superior Lake and across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula from Tuesday through Wednesday.