NEW YORK — Thousands of people took to the streets of New York City Saturday to celebrate the start of a new winter holiday season, while many more stayed indoors and camped out.
New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo, who declared a state of emergency last week, said the city’s forecast was “unprecedented.”
The city has been hammered by a powerful winter storm dubbed the “Holiday Inn Winter Storm.” “
The snowfall is unprecedented in the city.”
The city has been hammered by a powerful winter storm dubbed the “Holiday Inn Winter Storm.”
The storm has been named the most destructive winter storm on record.
The National Weather Service says it has already claimed a total of at least 7,500 lives in New York.
The National Weather System, which includes numerous systems that are constantly changing and moving, said Sunday that the storm could bring heavy snow to the East Coast and in the Midwest, and bring more severe snowfall in some areas.
The storm is forecast to weaken over the next few days.
The snow and ice have been so extensive that some highways were closed in parts of the state.
The storm has also brought a surge of cold air into the Midwest and West, making it even more dangerous, according to the National Weather Services.
The system could bring winds of up to 50 mph.
More than 2 million people have been asked to evacuate and many have canceled plans to return to their homes, according.
Cuomo called the emergency declaration a “state of emergency” and said he would work with Congress to pass emergency legislation.