Eastern US pummeled by snow: 'Bomb cyclone' explained | DW News

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A major winter storm has slammed into the East coast of the United States with strong winds and heavy snow. Severe weather alerts were issued across a region of around 70 million people. Residents are being urged to stay indoors and avoid unnecessary travel. The snow storm has almost emptied the streets of Boston, with authorities urging people to stay at home. The "bomb cyclone," as meteorologists call it, has generated a dangerous mixture of snow and hurricane-force winds. In New England, storm surges are threatening communities along the coast, forcing many people to flee inland to safety. Tens of thousands have been left without power along the eastern US. In Rhode Island, driving is only allowed in emergencies. New York City was spared the worst of the blizzard. Some were out enjoying a rare sight – Manhattan blanketed by half a meter of snow. The storm is expected to continue until Sunday morning. Until then, it's "stay home" or get there as soon as possible. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch #BombCyclone #Blizzard #Snow
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