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At least four dead due to storms

At least four people have died in severe storms in the USA. Hurricanes raged in the south, and power went out in hundreds of thousands of households and businesses in the northeast.

Snowstorms in the east and west, tornadoes in the south and rain with the risk of flooding: Large parts of the USA are currently being hit by storms, as US media and authorities report. At least four people have died in connection with the weather, the New York Times newspaper wrote on Tuesday evening (local time). The US broadcaster CNN consistently reported at least four deaths from storms in the US states of Alabama, Georgia and North Carolina.

According to CNN, there were freezing temperatures in large parts of the country. On the East Coast, more than 800,000 homes and businesses were without power on Tuesday evening, the website reported. The states most affected were New York, Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

According to the New York Times, in the metropolis of New York City, almost 2,000 migrants – including families with children – were taken from a tent camp in the Brooklyn district to safe accommodation ahead of expected heavy rain and winds. Flood warnings were in effect in several states in the eastern United States.

In New York state, migrants were taken from a tent camp in the Brooklyn borough to safe accommodation.

Tornadoes in the Southeast

Meanwhile, tornadoes ripped through the southeastern United States. In the state of North Carolina, one person died in a trailer park, according to local authorities.

South of Atlanta, Georgia, one person was killed when a tree fell on a vehicle, according to police. In Alabama, an 81-year-old woman died when a tornado hit her mobile home, local authorities said.

Storms raged in Florida on Tuesday and caused destruction.

Weather conditions are expected to last until Friday

Heavy snowfall of two to five centimeters per hour was also reported for the north-central United States. In the northwest, a blizzard warning has been issued for the Cascade Range and the Olympic Mountains for the first time in a decade, according to a New York Times report. “Don’t underestimate it,” New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy warned of the storm. Murphy described the storm as “unusual.”

The weather also meant that Air Force 2, Vice President Kamala Harris’ plane, had to be diverted to a different landing location than usual. According to the website, more than 1,300 flights were canceled in the USA, and 8,600 more flights were delayed – although some of the flight cancellations were due to inspections of Boeing 737 Max aircraft. Last week there was an Alaska Airlines flight Part of the wall of such a machine flew out.

According to the National Weather Service, the weather turbulence will continue until at least Friday. The snowstorms on the US West Coast are likely to move further inland and bring with them very low temperatures. The weather service predicted strong storms for the New England region.

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