We don't know what Mother Nature's problem is, but she is taking it on the North East pretty hard!
This weekend saw a record nor'easter hit every state from Maryland to Maine, with some parts of the area reportedly getting as much as 30 inches of wet, heavy snow. The damage done by the irregular weather is the blame of at least 11 deaths and Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Jersey and parts of New York have all declared states of emergency.
These states have been hit the worst with power outages, with many people reportedly in danger of being without power for an entire week! Thankfully, city officials across the board are doing everything they can to restore heat to these poor people, calling in crews from as far as Michigan and Canada to come in and help the situation.
But its an especially hard day for the kiddies. While many schools have canceled classes for the day - the earliest snow day in many district's history - the inclement weather also means that many will have to go without trick-or-treating this year.
Sad! But at least they will be safe. It would be too treacherous to let the little ghouls and goblins venture out in such conditions. Plus, nice thing about Halloween is, there is always next year … and you can eat all the candy you Mom bought for the other kids! Bright side? Maybe?
Our thoughts are with everyone back East and we hope things improve soon. We especially want to offer condolences to the folks who have lost family and friends due to the storm. So sad.
[Image via AP Images.]
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