Saturday, February 24, 2024

More than 80 people died because of the polar wave in the United States

More than 100 million people in the United States continue to be affected by storms of snow, rain and freezing winds that cause deaths, flight cancellations, school and university closures, traffic accidents and power, gas and water throughout the country.

According to reports, 89 people lost their lives in 13 states due to the first winter wave of the year, which brought the wind chill to sub-zero temperatures.

On Wednesday, Tennessee declared a state of emergency, accumulating the highest number of deaths, totaling 25 since January 14, when the winter system began to affect according to data provided by local media. Deaths occurred due to hypothermia, traffic accidents and heating system problems.

Residents in Tennessee faced 9 inches of accumulated snow, and in Oregon, at least 16 victims were reported.

As a surprise, the polar wave reached unexpected states such as Texas and Florida that are not used to these types of temperatures.

In the northwestern state, schools were forced to close, and more than 45,000 people were left in the dark due to a blackout, where the state of emergency also continues.

Pennsylvania, California, New Mexico and Indiana also reported power outages due to inclement weather, which is expected to continue into this week.

The states of Illinois, Mississippi, Kentucky, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania have reported deaths, although others are being investigated to confirm their relationship to the climate affecting the country.

According to the National Weather Service, a series of fronts and low pressure systems are expected to bring warm air to the North American country by the middle of next week.
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