A storm system that has blanketed the Great Lakes and snow-covered the Rockies and Yukon has killed more than 1,000 Canadians, according to federal statistics.
The number of confirmed deaths has more than tripled since Wednesday, when an icy storm dumped nearly two feet of snow on the northernmost part of the United States.
“We had no way of knowing we were in a very, very bad situation,” said Bill Clements, executive director of the Canadian Snowbirds Association, the largest snowbird group in the country.
A storm like this can cause major health impacts for people and pets. “
The most dangerous part of it is the number of people that have died and the number that have been hospitalized.”
A storm like this can cause major health impacts for people and pets.
There are more than 5.5 million people in the United Kingdom and over 8 million in the U.S. The Canadian weather bureau said there have been no reports of deaths related to the storm.
A similar storm hit New York City in May and the city recorded more than 500 deaths, including at least five deaths.
A winter storm that blanketed parts of Europe last winter killed more people than any other winter storm on record.
The United Kingdom’s weather service warned that its snowfall could be “devastating” and caused widespread flooding and road closures.