Deadly East Coast Winter Storm Leaves Millions Without Power
The number of homes and businesses that have lost electricity in the North East has surpassed 3 million as a freakish October snow storm crossed the region over the weekend.
The storm dumped more the 2 feet of heavy, wet snow in parts of New England causing flight delays, traffic accidents and extensive power outages.
Governors across the area have said that those without power should expect to be without electricity for several days. The governors of New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts have declared states of emergency on their states.
Almost 75,000 have lost power in the New York City area where the Occupy Wall Street takeover of Zucatti park has been happening. With lows in the high 20’s to lower 30’s expected tonight, only a handful of protesters remain in the park.
In Connecticut, the storm caused more than 750,000 to lose power breaking a record set when Hurricane Irene’s remnants struck the state.
Three deaths have also been reported across the North East due to the storm. An elderly man was killed while napping in his recliner when a tree feel on to his house. Another was killed in a traffic accident and the third was killed when he stepped near a downed power line.
The forecast is for dry, but cold temperatures to remain for Sunday with a slight warm up tomorrow.