Winter Storms Pound The Northern And Midwestern States

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Photo Credit: By Ed Roberts - commons.wikimedia.org

Winter is here, and it is making its presence felt quite severely in the Northern and Midwestern parts of the USA, as well as parts, of Canada.

Back-to-back storms on Sunday and Monday, left vast areas of Washington and Oregon under water. The floods came in so fast that a lot of people were stranded in their homes and had to be rescued from their rooftops, via helicopter. Thousands of people lost power. Oregon's main freeway had to be shut down and is expected to remain closed until Thursday. While the storm has moved on, it has left behind flooded homes, fallen trees, and washed out roads. In areas where the roads are impassable food and water is being dropped from helicopters.

In the Midwest and Northeast States, a snow storm caused as much havoc (mess). It dropped over 9 inches of snow in some areas of North Dakota and caused several airplane delays in Milwaukee and Chicago. The Northeastern States have not been affected that severely yet, with New York receiving about 6 inches of snow and New Jersey less than 3 inches. However, a storm warning is in effect in Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine.

The big storms are not all bad news. Ski resorts and Skiers are rejoicing (celebrating) the start of an early season. Also, the severe weather has resulted in several school closures, allowing the kids in the Midwest to enjoy this first snowfall.

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34 Comments
  • CoolThursday, April 25, 2019 at 6:20 am
    I wish it will happen again.
    • uncleSAM3030Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:03 am
      I'm using this for a school project!!!
      • hargle bargTuesday, December 4, 2018 at 8:43 am
        nice and educational!!!
        • JoelleshegreatFriday, September 21, 2018 at 8:45 am
          Me too! Oooooo
          • connerthecop44
            connerthecop44Monday, April 30, 2018 at 12:02 pm
            I Live In Illinois (ill-i-noy) But Its Up North And we got 30 inches of snow in 2 days it lasted a week!!!!!
            • epicguy100
              epicguy100Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:11 pm
              the image looks cool
              • jkcTuesday, March 6, 2018 at 11:34 am
                that's pretty
                • AntmanTuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10:05 am
                  I once had a tree like that
                  • lemonade11
                    lemonade11Monday, March 20, 2017 at 6:16 am
                    That is a really pretty pic
                    • TurtlesMonday, December 12, 2016 at 6:25 pm
                      i like turtles