Relentless Storm Claims At Least 21 Lives Across U.S.

HAMBURG, NY - DECEMBER 24: Ice covers Hoaks restaurant along the Lake Erie shoreline on December 24, 2022 in Hamburg, New York. The Buffalo suburb and surrounding area was hit hard by the winter storm Elliott with wind gusts over 70 miles per hour battering homes and businesses through out the holiday weekend.  (Photo by John Normile/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • At least 21 deaths have been attributed to the ‘bomb cyclone’, including two who died in their homes when an ambulance was unable to reach them.
  • Just over half the population – some 200 million people – were under some sort of weather warning or advisory, with temperatures plummeting to a bone-chilling -45C in the worst-hit areas.
  • Even Hell – the town in Michigan – froze over.

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