US Winter Storm: Power outages, flight delays as blizzard leaves trail of chaos

A severe winter storm left at least 28 people dead in the Buffalo area and tens of thousands of residents

Published on Dec 27, 2022 10:16 AM IST 10 Photos

A massive winter storm battered the United States and will continue for at least another few days. At least 28 people have died in Western New York and the total death toll across the US nears 50. (Twitter @brianrayner via REUTERS)

The National Weather Service said that up to 9 more inches of snow (23 centimetres) could fall in some areas of western New York. (AP)

US president Joe Biden said his prayers were with the victim's families and offered federal assistance to the hard-hit Buffalo state. (AP)


Scientists have linked the climate change crisis to the intensity of the storm. Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder said it happens because the atmosphere can carry more water vapour, which acts as fuel. (AP)

Victor Gensini, a meteorology professor at Northern Illinois University, likened a single weather event to an "at-bat" — and the climate as your “batting average.” (AP)