The number of victims of the storm in the eastern U.S. has exceeded 20

The victims of the storm that hit over the weekend on the east coast of the U.S., at last count, 22 people have become, reports Tuesday agentstvoAssoshieyted Press.

Previously reported 18 dead.

Rescue teams say that, most of the victims were killed in the disaster falling trees on houses or cars.

In connection with the elements of the state of emergency declared in the states of Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, Virginia and the District of Columbia, where the capital of the country — the city of Washington.

Hundreds of thousands of homes and about 3 million customers in the region as a result shtormaostayutsya without electricity. Power company representatives say that by the end of Tuesday will be removed 80-85% of the power outage, but individual users will remain without electricity until Sunday.

U.S. President Barack Obama has ordered the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide the necessary assistance to the authorities of the states affected by the storm that hit the U.S. Atlantic Coast.

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