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Storm in America: Power failure of 1 million homes and organizations, 5 crore people affected; 1000 flights canceled

Pankaj Prasad
Storm in America
Storm in America

As of Tuesday morning, 100,000 people in North Carolina, 95,000 in Pennsylvania and 64,000 in Maryland were still without power, the fire chief said.

The Eastern US is currently in the grip of severe storms and tornadoes. Because of this, about one million homes and businesses from New York to Alabama have lost power. Thousands of flights have also been canceled due to the heavy storm. About five crore people are troubled due to the storm.

People of different cities are troubled due to electricity

As of Tuesday morning, 100,000 people in North Carolina, 95,000 in Pennsylvania and 64,000 in Maryland were still without power, the fire chief said. More than 1000 flights have been delayed on Tuesday morning. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued ground stops for airports in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta and Washington DC on Monday.

There were also many deaths due to the storm

Ivana Christopher Kinley, 15, went to her grandfather's house during a storm in Anderson, South Carolina. During this, as soon as he got out of the car, he collided with a tree once, due to which he died. At the same time, in Florence, a 28-year-old man was electrocuted, due to which he also died. The Meteorological Department says that death by lightning is rare in the US. On average only 20 people are killed by lightning each year in the US.

One of the most influential events

The Meteorological Department had warned the storm to be one of the most impactful severe weather events. For the first time in this decade, the Meteorological Department issued a four-five level risk in the city of DC. According to the meteorological department's warning, the government employees were sent home early. Meteorologist Eileen Whelan said the damage was not as great as had been feared.