More than 350 thousand people were left without electricity due to struck early Friday in the north-eastern United States snow storms "Nemo", ITAR-TASS reported.
Most trips — nearly 192,000 — were in Massachusetts. Affected residents and the rest of the New England states except Vermont remained without electricity consumers in the state of Rhode Island, Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, New York and New Jersey.
Wind speed in some areas up to 100 kilometers per hour. If meteorologists predicted earlier loss of up to 60 centimeters of rain, now it is already 90 centimeters. In Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New York and New Hampshire — introduced a state of emergency.
According to some forecasts, hurricane "Nemo" may be one of the ten most powerful winter storms in U.S. history. Most snow fell in 2003 at the airport in Boston. Then the snow depth was 70 inches.
Winter storm that came in the north-east coast of the U.S., was named "Nemo" with a light hand TV Weather, who then admitted that he decided to give the storm a big name for the convenience of users of social networks, and more to attract the attention of travelers. National Hurricane Center started to name a powerful tropical storms and hurricanes since 1950. First names were only women, and since 1979 also for men. Winter storms to date have been officially anonymous.