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Photos: New York hit by one of the worst weather disasters in its history

Published on Dec 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

Emergency crews in New York were scrambling Monday to rescue marooned residents from what authorities called the "blizzard of the century," a relentless storm that has left nearly 50 people dead across the United States. US President Joe Biden issued a federal emergency declaration for the state of New York on the night of December 26, authorizing US government assistance to bolster state and local recovery efforts. 

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A view of a winter storm in Buffalo, New York, on December 25. As of December 26, the death toll from a Buffalo-area blizzard rose to 27 in western New York, as the region reeled from one of the worst weather-related disasters in its history. AP reported. (Instagram / Jason Murawski Jr / REUTERS ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

A view of a winter storm in Buffalo, New York, on December 25. As of December 26, the death toll from a Buffalo-area blizzard rose to 27 in western New York, as the region reeled from one of the worst weather-related disasters in its history. AP reported. (Instagram / Jason Murawski Jr / REUTERS )

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An aerial view of houses blanketed in snow in Buffalo, on December 25. Those who lost their lives around Buffalo were found in cars, homes and snowbanks, AP reported.(Joed Viera / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

An aerial view of houses blanketed in snow in Buffalo, on December 25. Those who lost their lives around Buffalo were found in cars, homes and snowbanks, AP reported.(Joed Viera / AFP)

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A truck covered in snow, following a winter storm in Buffalo, on December 25. On December 26, the nationwide death toll from the winter storm rose to 50, AP reported.(Instagram / Jason Murawski Jr / REUTERS ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

A truck covered in snow, following a winter storm in Buffalo, on December 25. On December 26, the nationwide death toll from the winter storm rose to 50, AP reported.(Instagram / Jason Murawski Jr / REUTERS )

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The New York State Thruway remained closed on December 26, in Hamburg, New York. According to the National Weather Service, up to 23 more centimeters of snow could fall in some areas through December 27, AP reported.(John Normile / Getty via AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

The New York State Thruway remained closed on December 26, in Hamburg, New York. According to the National Weather Service, up to 23 more centimeters of snow could fall in some areas through December 27, AP reported.(John Normile / Getty via AFP)

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A woman clears snow from her driveway in Buffalo, on December 26. Scientists say the climate change crisis may have contributed to the intensity of the storm. That's because the atmosphere can carry more water vapour, which acts as fuel, Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder told AP.(Brendan McDermid / REUTERS) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

A woman clears snow from her driveway in Buffalo, on December 26. Scientists say the climate change crisis may have contributed to the intensity of the storm. That's because the atmosphere can carry more water vapour, which acts as fuel, Mark Serreze, director of the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado, Boulder told AP.(Brendan McDermid / REUTERS)

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Vehicles are seen abandoned in heavy snowfall in downtown Buffalo, on December 26. According to the tracking site FlightAware, some 3,410 domestic and international flights were cancelled on December 26 as of about 3 p.m. EDT, AP reported.(Joed Viera / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

Vehicles are seen abandoned in heavy snowfall in downtown Buffalo, on December 26. According to the tracking site FlightAware, some 3,410 domestic and international flights were cancelled on December 26 as of about 3 p.m. EDT, AP reported.(Joed Viera / AFP)

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A group of neighbors are seen around a fire pit on Culver Road after clearing snow in Buffalo, on December 26. About 60 per cent of the US population faced some sort of winter weather advisory or warning, and temperatures plummeted drastically below normal from east of the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians, AP reported.(Carolyn Thompson / AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

A group of neighbors are seen around a fire pit on Culver Road after clearing snow in Buffalo, on December 26. About 60 per cent of the US population faced some sort of winter weather advisory or warning, and temperatures plummeted drastically below normal from east of the Rocky Mountains to the Appalachians, AP reported.(Carolyn Thompson / AP)

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Utility trucks from the National Grid company are seen driving down the snow-covered Main Street in Buffalo, on December 25. US President Joe Biden issued a federal emergency declaration for the state of New York on December 26 night, authorizing US government assistance to bolster state and local recovery efforts.(Joed Viera / AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Dec 27, 2022 06:50 PM IST

Utility trucks from the National Grid company are seen driving down the snow-covered Main Street in Buffalo, on December 25. US President Joe Biden issued a federal emergency declaration for the state of New York on December 26 night, authorizing US government assistance to bolster state and local recovery efforts.(Joed Viera / AFP)

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