The United States declares a state of emergency due to the storm

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The United States is involved in a storm that has caused a state of emergency to be declared in several areas such as New York and Long Island. The strong storms that are being registered are causing a lot of damage, since it is not a normal snow storm, but rather high speed winds are added to it, creating serious situations.

What is the situation in these countries?

New York and Long Island in a state of emergency

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Given the storms registered early this morning, it has been decided to declare a state of emergency in New York and Long Island. This state of emergency affects the entire southern region and allows the authorities to They can make decisions that take precedence over that of local administrations.

When a storm like this attacks an area, the state of emergency allows the state special powers to fight the storm, without the need to resort to legislative approval and to directly contract resources or equipment that are necessary for the meteorological emergency.

Damage to the metro and airport

For now, it is not planned to suspend the service of the suburban subway of New York City, since they use it daily millions of people and you cannot do without this resource. On the other hand, traffic on the state's highways may be affected by the prohibition of heavy vehicles on bridges and routes.

Due to the snow that accumulates on the roads and the strong wind, there are delays in the traffic of vehicles.

As for the airports, the two that New York City has have suspended their flights due to the snowstorm due to the risk involved in traveling. All flights canceled due to high winds and snow. The JFK airport sent a message through the social network Twitter, asking passengers to contact the corresponding airlines to reschedule their flights. Shortly after, La Guardia airport reported that it had taken the same action.

In total 483 flights have been canceled at JFK airport and 639 at La Guardia.

Lots of snow

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The strongest winds expected today are between 40 and 56 kilometers per hour with gusts of up to almost 100. The snow began to fall during the early hours in the Long Island and New Jersey area and is affecting Manhattan at the rush hour where commuting begins.

In cities like these where hundreds of millions of people live, a storm of this style is brutal for the circulation of vehicles, operation of police systems, airports, public transport, etc.

Also, they are expected to fall throughout the day more than a foot of snow on Long Island and the New Jersey shore, and half in Manhattan.

The area where this storm is affecting the most is in Suffolk County on Long Island. This storm has been classified as "very dangerous".

In New York, classes in schools have also been suspended due to the danger of transporting students to schools. Any activity that requires a greater movement of people and the use of vehicles is canceled for these dates.

In New York it was expected for today a minimum temperature of -4 degrees Celsius, with a thermal sensation of -13 degrees due to the icy winds, although on Friday and Saturday a sharp drop in temperature is expected.

The danger of circulation becomes tangible when hardly anything can be seen in just a few meters away. The effect is very similar to that of fog gusts on vehicles.

Vehicles buried under the snow, brave little children playing with it, covered buildings, freezing temperatures and a lot of wind, is the panorama that you have in New York at the moment.

 


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