Monday, October 31, 2011

Deadly Snowstorm Continues to Wreak Havoc In Eastern US - 31st Oct 2011

At least eight people have been killed and nearly three million homes left without power after a rare early season snowstorm hit the east coast of the US.

Governors declared states of emergency in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and parts of New York as the freak winter storm dumped record-breaking levels of snow after arriving from the Atlantic.

Connecticut's governor, Dannel Malloy, said the state had experienced the largest number of power outages in its history and emergency centres were opened in most cities.

Maine, Massachusetts and New Jersey all said they did not expect services to return to normal for several days, while in Connecticut it could be more than a week.

The storm was particularly damaging because leaves still on the trees caught more of the particularly wet and heavy snow, snapping overloaded branches. Read More