After strong winter storms hit the US, about 90 people died

After the US was battered by fierce winter storms for the previous week, about 90 weather-related fatalities have been reported nationwide. At least 25 people have died in Tennessee, and 16 people have died in Oregon, which is still under an emergency declaration due to strong ice storms. Large portions of the nation continue to be without electricity for tens of thousands of people. It is predicted that the icy conditions would last until the middle of the week. A tally kept by CBS, the BBC’s US partner, shows that 89 weather-related fatalities had been reported nationwide in the last week.

Tennessee and Oregon have recorded the highest number of deaths, although there have also been fatalities reported in Illinois, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Washington, Kentucky, Wisconsin, New York, New Jersey, and other states. Last Wednesday, three individuals in Portland, Oregon, died from electrocution after strong winds forced a power line to collapse and hit the car they were riding in. One infant inside the car lived.

A person who perished in a car crash involving five vehicles in Kentucky and four in Illinois is among the other deaths that are still being looked into. Over the span of just four days in Seattle, five people died, the most of them were thought to be homeless, according to the Associated Press. Due to the current weather, Mississippi officials have issued two driving advisories: “drive only if necessary” and “be aware of black ice” on the state’s roadways. Due to the weather, state colleges and universities have postponed their students’ return from winter break.

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