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Death Toll, Power Outages, Flight Cancellations

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  • Massive winter storms in the US have killed at least 35 people and cut power to millions.
  • The National Weather Service has warned of “potentially life-threatening” conditions across the United States.
  • Over 5,300 US flights were delayed and over 2,000 canceled on Christmas Day.

According to the National Weather Service, the massive winter storm that hit the United States over Christmas will slow down as it heads east, but the death toll and damage are still widespread and pose a danger to many. remains.

The National Weather Service released an updated forecast on Sunday that the storm will weaken as it moves east, but warned of “potentially life-threatening” conditions that could cause frostbite in minutes. .

More than 1 million people lost power on Friday due to extreme weather conditions. By Sunday, more than 140,000 of his people in Maine, New York, Virginia, Washington and New Hampshire were still without power, according to tracking website power outage.us.

More than 55 million people had cold weather warnings as of Sunday morning, according to CNN. With many still trapped in deadly conditions near Buffalo, New York, officials braced for more danger.

This storm will be remembered as “the most devastating storm in the long story history of Buffalo.”

The situation has proved fatal in much of the country. His three-vehicle collision in his township of Franklin, Ohio on Saturday increased his number of weather-related fatalities to 27. Also, by Sunday afternoon, the death toll had risen to at least 35, he reported, NBC News.

More than 4,500 flights were canceled and more than 6,000 delayed on Friday afternoon as winter storms engulfed the central and eastern United States, leaving travelers hoping to get home for the holidays in turmoil. rice field.

By Sunday, those numbers improved slightly, with more than 2,000 cancellations and more than 5,300 delays involving flights to, from, or within the United States, according to flight-tracking site FlightAware.

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