Friday, February 12, 2010
Snow storm back attack crippled the northern United States (U.S.). At least 6000 flights at airports Washington and New York was canceled since Wednesday local time (10 / 2). The offices of the federal government was re-closed after three days previously did not operate.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered to dismiss all the schools in the Big Apple. Also headquarters and representative offices of the UN. "All the canceled because of snowy days is very rare," he said as reported by Agence France-Presse reported yesterday (11 / 2). According to Bloomberg, the Washington-Baltimore inhabited approximately 8 million inhabitants is a region with the worst effects.
Height of snow on the main streets of Washington and New York almost reached one meter. Millions of residents of two great cities would be forced to shut myself up in the house. Tens of thousands of potential airline passengers were stranded. Most of them had to stay at the airport because there is almost no vehicles that operate in the snow is heavy.
In Baltimore, the local government imposed ban on driving for several hours last Wednesday. Unless the emergency and urgent. "This is the worst snowstorm that swept our county since 1922," said Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake.
Electricity blackouts in several areas, among others, Maryland and Virginia, residents worsen conditions in a blizzard this time. Some areas in the two states was held last week without electricity. "It's not easy to stay in the house (without electricity) if you have small children," complained a resident of Virginia, Mary Abousleiman.
Associated Press noted, blizzards in winter 2009-2010 this time as a new record in Washington. State capitals that Uncle Sam had completely paralyzed due to drifts as high as about 137 centimeters in 1898-1899. Currently, the snow in Washington, reached 139 centimeters, about 2 inches taller. New record height of snow also broke out in Baltimore and Philadelphia.