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Nor’Easter Death Toll Reaches 9; National Guard Deployed; Over 60 Dead In Europe

The death toll from the ongoing “monster nor’easter” has reached nine, while millions of customers across the East Coast have been plunged into darkness and over 1,400 flights were cancelled according to FlightAware.com.

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Several of the deaths were due to falling trees – estimated at over 750 in New York City alone, while police in Andover Township, New Jersey report that a 41-year-old man was killed after coming into contact downed power lines on Friday.

 

“Those two things create an environment of power outages — downed power lines and trees blocking roadways,” said Steve Bellone, county executive of Suffolk County in New York.

 

The storm officially known as Winter Storm Riley blanketed the East Coast on Saturday, as over a dozen utility companies have reported massive power failures in several states.

More than 235,000 customers were still without power in Massachusetts Saturday night, according to the state’s Emergency Management Agency, after initial reports of 450,000 without electricity. New Jersey power companies said Saturday that more than 164,000 customers were affected by outages, and Pennsylvania companies PECO, PPL and West Penn Power had more than 288,000 customers experience outages. Virginia power companies Dominion Energy and Novec Power said nearly 160,000 were affected by the storm. –NBC

Approximately 270,000 New Yorkers were without power on Saturday according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

We are deploying the National Guard and senior officials to ramp up recovery efforts and ensure the thousands of New Yorkers impacted by this storm are getting the help they need,” Cuomo said. “Some travel restrictions and advisories remain in effect, and I urge drivers to stay off the roads so that the National Guard, first responders and utility workers can assist those that need help.”

Eight people in Virginia, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Rhode Island have died due to the heavy winds and downed trees, according to authorities.

Early Friday morning, a tree fell onto a Virginia home and killed 6-year-old Anthony Hamilton while he was sleeping, Chesterfield County Police reported. Later in the day, Putnam County Sheriff Robert L. Langley Jr. in New York said that an unidentified 11-year-old boy died when a tree fell onto his home and trapped him underneath. His mother, who was at home with the child, was hospitalized. –NBC

In Rhode Island, Newport Police reported that a man in his 70’s died after being struck by a tree, while Baltimore Public Safety reported a 77-year-old woman had been killed by a large branch that dropped from a tree above her. Also killed by trees were Sean Gregory Walker, 44, a 57-year-old Pennsylvania man, 25-year-old Rodriguez Melendez and 36-year-old Ryan MacDonald.

60 dead across Europe

Meanwhile, Europe has been experiencing a deep freeze which has claimed some 60 lives in the past week – including 23 in Poland, seven in Slovakia, and six in the Czech Republic. More deaths were reported in Lithuania, France, Spain, Italy, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden.

 

As temperatures across Europe generally remained sub-zero, travel has been largely disrupted – with major delays on roads, railways and airports.

Switzerland has seen the mercury plummet to records of up to minus 40 degrees Celsius (minus 40 Fahrenheit) in the ongoing blizzard, which has also impacted air, road and train transport around Europe and even covered usually balmy Mediterranean beaches with a blanket of snow.

In France, 21 departments, mainly in the northwest, remained on alert for snow and black ice as the vicious cold snapwhich British media have dubbed “the Beast from the East,” the Dutch the “Siberian Bear” and Swedes the “snow cannon” — maintained its grip. Dailysabah.com

In Ireland, the Dublin airport has shut down, while some 24,000 people remain without electricity as temperatures hover just below freezing – with Britain’s Meteorological Office forecasting more snow.

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Why is this happening?

As ZeroHedge reported two weeks ago, the polar vortex has been split in two – causing warming over the arctic while two massive cold masses continue to hover over Europe and North America.

 

From the Weather Channel:

“Across the Arctic, where the polar vortex typically stays locked, the stratosphere has warmed. This typically kicks into motion a polar vortex disruption like we are seeing. The stratosphere is a layer of the upper atmosphere above which most of our weather occurs – known as the troposphere – and where most of the polar vortex resides.”

The vortex over Western Europe and much of Eurasia has sent the region into a dangerous deep freeze which may last into early March.

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6 comments

  1. MX2101

    ZeroPointNow- Would you consider digging into current status and likelihood of insurers changing contracts to apply named storm deductibles to winter storms that have been given names by the media? Presently I believe the deductibles apply only to storms named by government agencies.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_storm_naming_in_the_United_States

    One of many Internet viewpoints:

    http://www.naic.org/cipr_topics/topic_hurricane_deductibles.htm

    Another from a few years ago:

    https://www.masonandmasoninsurance.com/twc-to-name-winter-storms-what-does-it-mean-for-you/

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  2. sarcrilege

    You all going to be begging, begging and wishing I tell ya, that global warming was for realzz instead of being yet another globalist fabricated hoax invented for banksters to trade carbon credits.

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  3. zeropointnow

    Hmm, that’s interesting MX. I’ll check it out. Maybe a good story for the beginning of this year’s hurricane season.

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  4. @9@

    Ice age defeated the 7% impact on the climate that humankind has. We better start tearing down rainforests and getting our Arosal cans out! Let’s heat this baby up quickly!!!!

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  5. WHO CARES ABOUT STOCKS
    WHO CARES ABOUT STOCKS

    I could you invest your hard earned money back into the jew when they will burn you alive any chance they get.

    Sure, but lets avoid the fact that israel owns the politicians/white house/wall street/money printers/media/news/food/energy/housing. They own it all. United States of Israel.

    I am looking to move far away from this burnt land of the jews. NOLONGER will I support a jew agenda. FUCK YOU AND FUCK ALL JEWS.

    I will let the country fall, I will support enemies overrunning, I will instigate and push russia and china to invade at all costs, I will false flag china/russia/arab states to invade the helpless/DEFENSELESS worthless jew states owned by israel.

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  6. @9@

    Dude have a juice box and chill before you hair flops in the wind like a paper dradle… or is that asking too much because juice sounds too close to jews?

    Also, the more you complain about something the more it seems like your overcompensating for secretly fetishizing something you are ashamed of, so stop making your love for Jews so public. Get a room.

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