Winter Storm Hits the East Coast
30 Million Under Blizzard Warnings
A monster storm lashed parts of the South and the Mid-Atlantic on Friday as it barreled north toward some of the nation’s biggest cities. According to a CNN report, roughly a quarter of the U.S. population is in the path of the storm, with about 30 million under blizzard warnings.
According to CNN, Tennessee and North Carolina got hit first early Friday, with snow covering the ground in cities like Asheville, Charlotte, and Greensboro. Ice is also a problem in those areas, which have slick roads and well over 20,000 power outages. Communities to the northeast should get hit even harder. And more than any other place, Washington, D.C., is in the bull’s-eye, with more than two feet possible by Saturday night.
The nation's capital is not alone in expecting blizzard conditions. On Friday morning, the National Weather Service extended its blizzard warning to include Philadelphia and New York City. Upwards of 10 million people live in those three areas; and millions more in parts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and New Jersey are under the same advisory.
NOTE: Of course, winter weather means tough times for homeless individuals. If you see someone staying outside in the bitter cold, use AGRM’s Locate a Mission feature to find a local rescue mission. You can also call a local crisis hotline, or the United Way 2-1-1 hotline. Click here for additional ideas from AGRM on how you can offer practical help to homeless people trying to survive winter weather.