U.S. President Barack Obama today signed a decree on the introduction of state of emergency in Connecticut, badly affected by the snow storm on October 29-30. This was said in here the press service of the White House.
"The President has authorized the Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Federal Agency for Emergencies / FEMA / coordinate all efforts to help the people," — the document says. In addition, FEMA, according to the order of Obama, entitled "free to use all necessary to mitigate the effects of the emergency resources and equipment."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. Despite the efforts of the emergency services, utilities and more than 2 million customers in the states of New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New Hampshire, Maine and Rhode Island currently remain without electricity. According to the authorities, the power will be fully restored until Friday.
As the American forecasters, the current snowstorm, which has killed 12 people, will be the strongest the October snowfall in the north-eastern United States in the history of weather observations.