At least 17 people have died, more than 1 million power outages have been reported, and Winter Storm Elliot is raging across the country.
According to USA Today, officials have attributed at least 17 deaths to the storm due to conditions such as massive car piles in Ohio and the inability of first responders to adequately respond to conditions in the hard-hit Buffalo area. I think so.
The death toll has more than doubled since Friday, when the storm death toll was estimated at about six.
Sub-zero temperatures in many states, coupled with widespread power outages, have also created a dangerous situation.
As of Saturday afternoon, more than 300,000 people in the South East and New England regions were without power. In the mid-Atlantic he had 159,000 blackouts, according to PowerOutage.us, and elsewhere he had fewer than 50,000.
Maine and North Carolina were the hardest hit, with more than 180,000 and 150,000 power outages respectively.
More than 200 million people, about 60% of the population, have been issued a winter storm warning or advisory by Elliott.
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