Winter storm kills three in South as dangerous cold blast moves east

first_imgABC NewsBy MAX GOLEMBO and DAN PECK, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A man has died in Louisiana after slipping on ice caused by a blast of cold that has not been seen in parts of the South in decades.The 50-year-old man hit his head on this ice, according to the Lafayette Parish Coroner’s Office, which confirmed that the death was storm-related.Two additional winter storm-related fatalities were reported in Tennessee, one in Shelby County and one in Maury County, according to the Tennessee Department of Health.A tornado watch is also affecting parts of the South from southern Georgia to north Florida. The threat for a few tornadoes, damaging wind gusts and large hail will continue through Monday evening and has already damaged some homes in Damascus, Georgia, according to local authorities.Two storms are moving across the country along with the historic cold front.The first storm brought record-breaking snowfall this weekend for Seattle, Portland, Oregon and into Oklahoma and Texas, along with the most snow in Seattle since 1969.In Texas and Oklahoma, 6 to 11 inches of snow fell from San Angelo to Oklahoma City, where the snow paralyzed the region.In Oklahoma City, the temperatures remained below 20 degrees for more than seven days, comparable only to the cold outbreak in 1905 and in the late 1800s, according to the National Weather Service.More than 200 million residents in 43 states were on alert for snow, ice and bitter cold on Monday. The cold will remain in the South through Tuesday night, with wind chills expected to be down to -12 in Shreveport, Louisiana, and -1 in Houston.The storm that brought all the snow and ice to Seattle, Portland, Oklahoma City and Dallas will move into the Ohio Valley Monday and into the Northeast through the night with ice and snow. More than 4.2 million people, the majority in Texas, were without power as of Monday afternoon.An ice storm warning has been issued for Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York, where half an inch of ice accretion is possible.A winter storm warning has also been issued for Chicago, St. Louis, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Nashville, Tennessee, where some areas could see more than a half a foot of snow.A second storm is expected to move into the South by Wednesday, with more ice and snow for Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Tennessee.The Southwest Power Pool ordered the start of controlled rolling cutoffs in 14 states Monday afternoon. The power property manages an electric grid that links utilities in all of Oklahoma and Kansas and parts of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska and New Mexico.The second storm moves into the Northeast by Thursday with snow changing to rain from Washington, D.C. to Boston and all snow for the inland Northeast from Pennsylvania to Maine.With these two storms affecting most of the lower 48 states, a lot of ice and snow is expected to fall this week from Washington to Texas and up to Maine.The heaviest snow from these two storms will be in western New York state and into the mountains of Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine, where more than a foot can accumulate.Heavy snow is also expected in the Cascades and northern Rockies.There will be historic record-breaking cold on Monday night that will occur from the Plains down to Texas and into Alabama, where these temperatures have not been seen for decades.Here are the wind chills for Tuesday morning across the country:ABC NewsCopyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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​Extinction Rebellion group claims responsibility for AP7 hoax

first_imgIPE forwarded the email to AP7, which is reporting the matter to Swedish police.In the UK, Extinction Rebellion activists disrupted a local authority pensions conference last year, also with the aim of bringing about fossil fuel divestment. A local group of environmental activists in Stockholm has claimed responsibility for a news hoax perpetrated on Monday against AP7, the buffer fund in Sweden’s first pillar premium pension system.IPE received an email late on Tuesday from Extinction Rebellion Stockholm, saying it had sent a press release posing as the Swedish national pension fund, in which it claimed AP7 was to divest ownership in all companies with fossil fuel operations.The group said it wanted to turn a spotlight on AP7’s investments in companies operating in the fossil fuel business, and push the buffer fund towards divestment.Tuesday’s email contained a Swedish mobile phone number identical to the contact number on the fraudulent message received on Monday, which IPE called and was able to verify that the two communications were from the same source.last_img read more

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Kalibo, Malay towns nab 91 curfew violators

first_imgThis province, which has 600,000residents, has closed its borders. People are barred from entering or leavingthe province after three Aklanons were confirmed positive for the COVID-19 onMarch 27.(With a report from Akean Forum/PN) KALIBO, Aklan – Ninety-one curfewviolators were arrested here and in Malay town following the implementation ofthe enhanced community quarantine in this province in a bid to curb the spreadof the coronavirus disease 2019. On the other hand, the Malay municipalpolice station recorded 21 persons found around the streets of mainland Malayand in the world-famous Boracay Island during curfew hours. The police stations have filed cases forresistance and disobedience against the said violators. Malay chief of police, LieutenantColonel Jonathan Pablito urged the cooperation of the public in preventing thetransmission of the COVID-19.center_img Local government units in Aklan placedan 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew to encourage its residents to remain indoors as oneof the precautionary measures against the spread of the virus. Personnel of the Malay municipal police station assist in transporting stranded Russian tourists going to the Cagban Jetty Port in Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan on March 30. The Russians will be brought to the Kalibo International Airport and will eventually be sent back to their country with the help of the Russian Embassy. MALAY PS MASALIGAN Authorities here nabbed 70 curfewviolators from March 18 to March 29, a data from the Kalibo municipal policestation showed. last_img read more

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