The devastation of the blizzard that hit parts of the United States of America on the weekend, resulting in the death of at least 19 people, is set to be costly. The blizzard that has been named “Snowzilla” hit the northeast states of the U.S. on Saturday with record-breaking heavy snow and strong winds.
U.S. local governments across the east coast are enacting their cold weather emergency plans. Messages regarding food safety during power outages, preparing an emergency kit for homes and announcements on recognising symptoms of hypothermia and frost bite are being broadcast by the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention and other government bodies.
— National Weather Service (@NWS) January 20, 2016
The blizzard ended on Sunday and states are now beginning the painstaking recovery. It is expected that the clean up of the two feet depth of snow is likely to cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Despite the devastation citizens remain buoyant about the downfall with snowball fights and urban skiing and snowboarding taking place in the nation’s capital city of Washington, New York City and towns across effected regions.
— Gary Hershorn (@GaryHershorn) January 24, 2016