Winter Storm System Causes Extensive Power Outages in the East

New York and Pennsylvania hit especially hard with high winds and heavy rain. 

A severe and powerful storm system has hit New England and the mid-Atlantic states, producing nearly a million power outages. The storm has also disrupted travel, with flight cancelations occurring at Newark, LaGuardia, and JFK airports. 

The National Weather Service reported more than 32 million people are at risk as storms hit Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and the northern and eastern suburbs of New York City. They have issued flash flood watches for large portions of the Northeast as the threat of heavy rains persists. Melting snow will only add to flooding concerns. Coastal flooding is also forecast to occur in and around the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays. 

In other parts of the U.S., the Great Plains and Great Lakes regions are experiencing blizzard conditions with heavy snow, and the first tornado of the year was reported in Texas. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For state and local officials as they endeavor to ensure the safety and well-being of their residents.
  • For first responders as they seek to help those in crisis situations during the storm conditions.
  • For line workers as they attempt to restore power across the affected states.

Sources: Fox News, NY Post, PowerOutage.US 

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