NYC Mayor Warns of “Historic Storm”

NYC Mayor Warns of Historic Storm


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There are 50 million people in the area that will receive intense heavy snow on Monday and Tuesday.  “I want everyone to understand that we are facing — most likely — one of the largest snowstorms in the history of this city”, said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

New York and the Northeast coast of the US are facing a massive snowstorm that already caused the cancellation of 4,500 flights and exceptional prevention this Monday January 26, 2015. After authorities warned it could be one of the “strongest ever seen”
The snow began in the morning in the city of New York, although the snow was expected in the afternoon and the night of Monday and Tuesday.  The most pessimistic forecasts say they will get up to 90 inches of snow, which would be a record for the city. The storm names “Juno” and it would be accompanied by violent winds of up to 120km  (74.56 mph) in certain areas, it will provoke heavy snowfall in the northeast of the US, announced the National Institute of Meteorology, that admitted the storm announcement for New York and Boston  to the Canadian frontier.

Riverside Drive, New York City, during the .
Riverside Drive, New York City, during the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The First impact was seen in the air traffic of the northeast coast of US. By midmorning there was more than 2,200 cancellations for Monday and 2,400 for Tuesday, the vast majority of them in three of New York’s’ airports (JFK , Newark and La Guardia), according the specialized Flightware. The Logan of Boston international airport (Massachusetts, northeast), also saw its traffic severely affected with some 650 cancellations and will be closed. “Prepare for something worse than what we have ever seen so far”, said the mayor of New York , Bill de Blasio , who asked citizens not to “underestimate” the storm and stay inside their homes as much they can. For his part, the governor of New York, Andrew Cuomo , advised people to “work from home today if possible or plan to leave the office early at noon to avoid cuts in routes and disruption of public transport”.
The Historical record for New York is 26.9 inches that fell in Central Park in 16 hours between February 11 and 12, 2006, according to the Office of Emergency Management of the city. In total, over 50 million people could be affected by this blizzard that could paralyze transportation.