May 24, 2022

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Millions of people have taken refuge in the blizzard that hit the United States and Canada

Millions of people on the East Coast To us And the southeast Canada Are protected from an adult Storm It also continues this Monday and causes road closures, plane suspensions and power outages with snow, ice and strong winds.

According to the portal PowerOutage.us, about 215,000 Americans were without electricity until 1:00 pm Eastern time (5:00 pm GMT), especially in North Carolina and the United States. On Y Georgia.

The traffic of thousands has been severely affected Canceled flights And part of the Interstate I95 closed in North Carolina.

Approximately 1,600 flights, inside, or from To us According to the tracking site FlightAware, the cancellation lasted until Monday afternoon, with 3,000 canceled the previous day.

International Airport Charlotte Douglas, In North Carolina, Most affected, 1,200 canceled flights, more than 90% of scheduled flights.

The National Weather Service (NWS) said it would “slowly reduce wind intensity” but snow would continue to fall over the upper part in the evening. New York Y New England.

“Significant impacts of snow, ice, wind and coastal flooding will continue over a wide area,” the NWS warned in a tweet.

In Florida the hurricane caused hurricane damage, while in the Carolinas and the Upper Appalachian Mountains, weather conditions caused concern.

Trees were uprooted and flooded by strong winds Storm 3.6 meters, reported in Boston.

Situation in Canada

In Canada, A good part of the provinces Quebec Y Ontario They are still suffering from snowstorms or strong winds, according to the government’s website.

In Toronto, About 60 cm Snow.

“A historic storm for the city,” tweeted Anthony Farnell, chief meteorologist for Canada’s Global News television channel.

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In the same city, police tweeted that two sections of the highway had to be closed due to severe cold and that drivers should stay home.

Many schools were closed and school buses were not operating Quebec Or not in the south OntarioIncluding part Toronto. Students were due to return to classes in both provinces on Monday after the holidays.

AFP

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