Increased to 27 the number of victims to heavy snowfall on October 29-30, in the north-eastern United States. As reported by the local media today, among them — 26 citizens of the United States and one Canadian.
All of them were killed in a road accident, power outages, falling trees and other effects of the disaster, according to ITAR-TASS.
Previously reported 12 victims of the strongest snow storm in the region in the history of weather observations.
According to authorities, without power now are still about 1 million people in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire. In the first days after the disaster of such customers were almost 2.2 million are expected to fully power will be restored until Friday, November 4.
To overcome the effects of the snow storm, U.S. President Barack Obama in recent days declared a state of emergency in three states — New Hampshire, Connecticut and Massachusetts — seriously affected by the disaster.
The most difficult situation is in Massachusetts — in the west of the state in Peru for a short period of time received more than 80 cm of snow. Decision of the head of administration will allow local authorities to get help from the federal government.
Intense snowfall began in the north-eastern United States in the morning on October 29. By the evening of the same day element engulfed much of the region. Were powered down whole areas of cities, road and traffic lights, which led to hundreds of accidents.