New York: Eastern America is currently in the grip of a severe storm. Nearly 1 million homes and businesses are without electricity from New York to Alabama.
Thousands of flights have been canceled due to the major storm. Around 5 million people are affected due to the storm.
Until Tuesday morning, nearly 100,000 people in North Carolina, 95,000 in Pennsylvania, and 64,000 in Maryland are still without power.
Yesterday, more than a thousand flights were canceled, and the Federal Aviation Administration had grounded flights at airports in New York, Philadelphia, Atlanta, and Washington, D.C.
For the first time this decade, the Weather Department has issued a four to five-tier warning in the D.C. area. According to the weather warning, government employees have been advised to return home early. Meteorologist Ellen Whelan said the damage was not as severe as feared.