Yesterday, a powerful snow storm, nicknamed “Nemo”, hit the East coast, and it did some serious damage.
So far, four deaths have been calculated from the storm which accumulated about 2 feet of snow in some areas.
With hurricane-like wind, over 650,000 people’s homes and businesses lost power throughout the night as the snow came down harder.
According to Fox News, a 74-year-old man was struck and killed by a car in upstate New York, while an 80-year-old woman collapsed after shoveling snow in Canada.
Two men were also killed in car crashes overnight, since the conditions became extremely rough for cars after 28 inches came through central Connecticut.
Huffington Post reports:
More than 38 inches of snow fell in Milford in central Connecticut, and an 82-mph wind gust was recorded in nearby Westport. Areas of southeastern Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire notched at least 2 feet – with more falling. Airlines scratched more than 5,300 flights through Saturday, and the three major airports serving New York City as well as Boston’s Logan Airport closed.
However while weather madness has ensued Fashion Week in NYC has still gone on. The site reports:
Fashion Week, a series of designer showings with some activities held under tents, went on mostly as scheduled in the city, though organizers put on additional crews to deal with the snow and ice, turned up the heat and fortified the tents.
But some wardrobe changes were definitely in order. Designer, Michael Kors was forced to arrive at the Project Runway show in Uggs.
We hope that our Northeast folks can remain safe, and don’t drive unless absolutely necessary!
SOURCE: Huffington Post