Joe Biden warns of ‘dangerous’ storms ahead of US Christmas travel rush

WASHINGTON: US faces “dangerous and threatening” storms in the days leading up to Christmas, President Joe Biden Thursday warning from The White Houseand Americans planning to travel to visit family or friends should leave immediately.
“It’s dangerous and threatening, the weather is really severe and it extends from Oklahoma all the way to Wyoming and Maine. … So I encourage everyone to please heed local warnings. ,” Biden said in the Oval Office.
“If you all have plans to travel, leave now, no kidding. I will send my staff… if they plan to leave tomorrow, I will tell them to leave. go, now.”
A major storm system is expected to bring blizzard conditions to the Great Lakes region, up to 2 inches (5 cm) of rainfall followed by a rapid freeze on the East Coast, 60 mile (100 km) gusts. an hour and a fierce gust of wind. cold as far south as the Mexican border.
Biden, who plans to stay in Washington over Christmas holiday on Sunday, said he would be notified later by FEMA and National Weather Service.
He said the White House has spoken with 26 state governors in the affected areas. “This isn’t like a snowy day, when you’re a kid this is serious,” Biden said.


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