We’ve seen the unbelievable and potentially dangerous reach that the monster Winter Storm Grayson has had on the Eastern Seaboard — from the first snow in Tallahassee, Florida in decades to several inches of snow in Charleston, South Carolina to cruise ships getting battered by 30-foot swells in the Atlantic Ocean to Boston, Massachusetts getting flooded with deadly ice water.
A massive Nor’easter pummeled Boston this week and icy water flooded the city’s downtown. The sub-freezing air caused cars to become giant blocks of ice and forced many residents to evacuate. The National Guard was called into the city to rescue stranded residents where the floodwaters were as high as two feet in some areas. Saturday was the 12th straight day below freezing in Boston, dating back to December 26th. The photos and videos from the icy floodwaters submerging Boston caused by the bomb cyclone are hard to believe.
There were nearly 500 cars that were towed because of the Arctic weather. To add insult to icy injury, a sewer main break in Nantucket poured more than 1 million gallons of sewage into the harbor. Across the United States, at least 22 people have died this week because of severe weather. There were deaths in Wisconsin, Texas, North Carolina, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, North Dakota, South Carolina, and Virginia.