Severe Weather Alert: More Storms Expected to Hit the United States
The latest forecast indicates that the United States is on high alert for more severe weather conditions. The country has already been subjected to heavy precipitation and flooding earlier this week, leaving a significant number of customers without power.
As of 6 a.m. ET, there were still power outages affecting over 33,000 customers in New York, 17,000 in Pennsylvania, 13,000 in North Carolina, 10,000 in New Jersey, and 9,000 in Vermont. Unfortunately, this is just the beginning as more storms are expected to hit various regions across the nation.
It is crucial for residents to remain vigilant and stay informed about the evolving weather patterns to ensure their safety.
Deadly Winter Storms: Loss of Life and Rising Water Levels
The recent winter storms have brought about tragic consequences, resulting in the loss of life and an alarming surge in water levels.
At least five fatalities have been reported across the nation, with Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, and Wisconsin being particularly affected. These devastating occurrences were triggered by a potent storm that unleashed heavy snowfall, torrential rain, and even tornadoes. Furthermore, the severe weather conditions have caused waterways to swell dangerously.
On Wednesday, Connecticut’s Yantic River came perilously close to breaking a record as it reached over 14 feet. Consequently, mandatory evacuations were ordered, raising concerns about potential dam breaches. While many rivers in the Northeast have begun to recede by Thursday morning, larger ones such as New Jersey’s Passaic River continue to rise and are anticipated to peak later today.