Bomb weather: “camping” in the house”, described by a resident

News 3 March, 2018
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    Saturday, march 3, 2018 12:57

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    The bomb weather that hit the East coast on Friday, has lost its force, but its effects could be felt for several days.

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    The worst is behind for its residents, but at least five people have lost their lives on its passage, most deaths related to falling trees. Furthermore, more than a million people were without electricity, Virginia up to New England, reported CNN Saturday morning, specifying that those affected by the outages are likely to be for a good while.

    This is the case of Norman Bryson, a Quebecer who lives in the State of Massachusetts for several decades. He spent the entire night of Friday to Saturday in a house without power. “My wife and I and our dog, went camping”, he describes the interview in Québec Morning, on the airwaves of LCN. At the time of the interview, the mercury had reached 10 degrees Celcius in his residence.

    Mr. Bryson tells that particularly violent winds have hit his sector, a very rare phenomenon according to his recollection. “I’ve been here for almost 40 years, and we have seen it only once,” he recalled. There has fifteen years, “the house is to blanch just with the sand that went back to the beach”, he told.

    Now, “it’s not raining anymore and the winds are down, then it is less worse,” recounted the man who will have to pick up the debris of the neighbors that are found on his land.

    The governors of Maryland and Virginia have declared a state of emergency after the passage of the storm, which destroyed cars and toppled several telephone poles and trees.

    Two children – an 11 year old and a baby have died because of falling trees, as well as a woman of 77 years old, a man of 70 years and a man 44 years of age.

    In addition, the New Jersey and Massachusetts were always on their guard due to the significant risk of flooding.