A new danger threatens the East Coast of America after the devastating Superstorm destroyed great part of the cities last year. This time it is a massive blizzard that is expected to make its presence felt in New York, New England and other important cities in the following days, according to the Associated Press.
Meteorologists announced on Friday that the Northeast part of the continent will be hit by a massive blizzard. Experts expect up to 2 feet of snow to cover the Interstate 95 corridor from the New York City area to Boston and beyond. The population in New York City and other cities in the region have already started to gather supplies so they won’t have to get out of the house in the following period. Road crews are ready to intervene with salt, sand and shovels in case the snow is too big.
Unlike other storms who have received names, the upcoming blizzard has not been baptized yet. Some online users have ventured into naming it Frankenblizzard, but the name hasn’t been officially adopted. Alan Dunham, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Taunton, Mass. told the press that the storm is going to be one of the most dangerous blizzards so far. “Wherever you need to get to, get there by Friday afternoon and don’t plan on leaving,” he recommended.
Various cities have taken measures against the blizzard, including Boston, Providence, R.I., Hartford, Conn. School was canceled on Friday and more than 2,600 flights were removed from airports’ schedule until Saturday.
Based on meteorologists’ reports the first snowflakes will start falling on Friday morning and their volume will intensify on Friday night and Saturday. Wind gusts could get as rapid as 65 mph, whereas power outages and flooding could affect most of the cities that were hit by last year’s Superstorm.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg reassured New Yorkers and people living on the East coast that authorities are ready to interfere in case the snow gets unbearable. He further stated that he hopes the weather reports are exaggerated and there won’t be such a massive amount of snow after all. Nevertheless, the fact that the blizzard comes during a weekend when the traffic is lighter, will make it much easier for snowplows to clean the streets.