Snowstorm and severe weather has left large parts of Europe in chaos and also shutdown most of Ireland. Snow and ice also disrupted many other European countries.
The blizzard has also disrupted transport systems in Ireland
Till now, sub-zero temperatures has killed at-least 55 people and death toll is still rising in Poland where people alerted to inform officials if they found any person sleeping outside.
Almost 24,000 homes and businesses are facing power failure issue due to strong winds brought by a storm. On the other hand, it has also disrupted transport systems and many flights suspended in Ireland. The impacts of cold spell caused by a Siberian weather system have felt as far as the mild Mediterranean.
The Siberian weather system has given various nicknames as it named ‘the Beast from the East’ in UK while Dutch called it the ‘Siberian bear’ and Swedes termed it ‘snow cannon’.
After meeting with Storm Emma on Thursday, it brought blizzards and strong winds in England, Wales, and Ireland. As a result, all in and out flights suspended in Dublin and Cork airports while schools closed and people directed to not drive.
At least 21 people have died in Poland mostly rough-sleepers while seven people died in Slovakia. Five confirmed dead in Lithuania, four in France, two each in Serbia, Italy, Slovenia and Romania. Moreover, one each in UK and Netherlands also reported dead.
The authorities have opened up many emergency shelters in many countries to manage the needs of homeless citizens.
The temperature expected to rise in next couple of days in some parts of Europe. However, cold weather will likely to continue in UK and Ireland.
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