December 4, 2023

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USA – “Bomb Hurricane”: More than 1 million families plunged into darkness

USA – “Bomb Hurricane”: More than 1 million families plunged into darkness

The dead, cities in darkness and thousands of flight cancellations paint a picture of paralysis in the US states.Hurricane bomb” This caused an unprecedented cold wave with the mercury showing 45 degrees below zero.

Three people have died in Kentucky in the past few hours.

At the same time, more than a million households were affected by widespread power outages due to the snow wave.

This particular extreme weather event is considered the most threatening for the United States due to heavy snow and rain accompanied by strong winds.

They are on alert 200 million peopleTwo-thirds of the US population is affected by bad weather.

Polar temperatures will continue in the Midwest and South, while a severe weather collapse is expected in the East.

Flight services were cancelled More than 3,900 flights Across the US, travel was disrupted for thousands amid the Christmas holiday.

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Today’s cancellations A further 2,700 flights were cancelled Thursday, according to flight tracking website FlightAware. Railroad company Amtrak canceled dozens of routes over the Christmas period.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has imposed deicing cancellations or flight delays at several US airports. “The cold front crossing the Great Lakes to the northeast will have a significant impact on flights,” he said, adding that “flight delays are possible from Boston airports to Washington City, Seattle-Tacoma and Portland and Aspen International Airport in Colorado.

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport canceled it 40% Flights from 8:30 am. The FAA canceled there earlier today due to snow and ice.

More than 40 percent of flights were canceled in Detroit and more than 18 percent of flights were canceled at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, with winds of 40 to 50 mph expected in Chicago today.

Others 3,800 flights were delayed in the US – including 14% operated by American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Airlines and Southwest Airlines.

Southwest canceled 800 flights today, about one-fifth of all scheduled flights, while Alaska Airlines canceled 321, or 41% of its flights.

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