Millions of people across the mid-Atlantic region of the United States are without power as a swarm of violent storms took out power lines throughout the country. And yet again, most Americans have been caught completely off guard.
STATE OF EMERGENCY
After what’s being called a “Historic Storm” made it’s way across parts of the east coast, a State of Emergency has been declared in Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, the District of Columbia and Virginia.
As many as three million people have been without power for over 72 hours and officials are warning that some areas could be without power until late in the week. At least 18 people are dead and officials are warning that the record setting heat in the region could compound the problem.
Around 2 million customers from North Carolina to New Jersey and as far west as Illinois were without power Monday morning. And utility officials said that for many the power would likely be out for several more days.