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USA: Storms on the East and West Coasts

USA: Storms on the East and West Coasts

260,000 without electricity

A “double whammy” storm has America firmly in its grip

Snow and rain in the east, flood warning in the west: Both coastal regions of the US are experiencing exceptional conditions due to extreme weather.

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The coast of Massachusetts, USA was hit by strong winds. (March 14, 2023)

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  • It’s hot in America right now.

  • In the east of the country, nearly 300,000 people are without electricity.

  • A state of emergency has been declared in two states

  • Evacuations have been ordered in Southern California.

America is currently used by one Storm– “double whammy” both suffered Beaches of the country Sometimes causing significant disruption in public life. Severe weather warnings were issued for more than 15 million people in the U.S. Northeast on Tuesday due to severe blizzards and rain. Police have appealed to the residents of the affected areas not to come out of their homes if possible.

More than 260,000 homes were without power as of Tuesday afternoon (local time) in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. A state of emergency has been declared in New York and New Jersey. New York Governor Kathy Hochul warned that the expected snow would “fall like bricks.” Numerous flights were canceled at airports in the northern coastal areas.

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On the other side of the US, a flood warning is in effect for much of California. It rained heavily on the Pacific coast, which is actually known for its perpetual sun, all day long. Evacuation orders were in effect for several cities in Southern California. Among others, parts of Montecito, a popular beach town with many celebrities, were affected, for example, where British Prince Harry and his family live.

At the same time, the National Weather Service called the storm a “double whammy.” However, there is no direct correlation between storms.

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