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US snowstorm that has left 7 lakh homes powerless has been termed as Snowmaggedon

Feb 14, 2014 15:15 IST

Huge snow storm that blanketed the densely North-East of United States in third week of February 2014 after wreaking havoc with ice in South has been termed as Snowmaggedon. This snow blanketing has led to power cut in about 7 lakh 50000 houses, mostly in South Carolina and Georgia. The natural calamity has also led to cancellation of 6500 flights.

Due to this weather calamity at least 18 people have lost their lives and people in about 22 states from Texas to Maine have been affected due to the weather change. The storm has dumped up to 15 inch of snow in Washington DC region and 8 inch around New York City.

This deadly storm packed with snow and ice has triggered widespread road accidents. This brutal freezing action of the weather in the country has been termed as historic Snowmaggedon by major television networks of US and forecasters. This snowmaggedon has sent the temperatures across US to -34C low. It is expected that the sleet and freezing rain will set-up along I-95, the major interstate highway that runs the length of eastern seaboard.

Following the impacts of the snowy wave, Barack Obama, the US President has declared a state of emergency in Georgia and South Carolina and he has also ordered to deploy federal resources to help deal with the frigid storm.

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