IN PHOTOS – Icy Blizzard Slams Central US

Ice forms on the Brooklyn waterfront in New York on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An extremely cold air mass is moving into the region on Sunday night. The Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center appear in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)
Ice forms on the Brooklyn waterfront in New York on Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015. An extremely cold air mass is moving into the region on Sunday night. The Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade Center appear in the background. (AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

Reuters reported that a record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation’s central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C. to close on Tuesday.

It was reported that the new storm will be followed by another arctic front, bringing frigid cold to the eastern United States by Thursday or Friday.

In Picture: Superstorm Sandy Slams New Jersey Coast, Sends 13 Feet Surge In NYC

Sea water floods the Ground Zero construction site, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Sandy continued on its path Monday, as the storm forced the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds and soaking rain. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)

Superstorm Sandy made landfall at 8 p.m. just south of Atlantic City, about 120 miles southwest of Manhattan which was already mostly under water while its world-famous Boardwalk was washed away earlier in the day.

It slammed into the New Jersey coastline with 80 mph winds Monday night and hurled an unprecedented 13-foot surge of seawater at New York City.

At least 10 U.S. deaths and one death in Canada were blamed on the storm.

It was a very big storm that an AccuWeather meteorologist said Sandy “is unfolding as the Northeast’s Katrina”.

Authorities reported a record surge more than 13 feet high at the Battery at the southern tip of Manhattan, from the storm and high tide combined.

The center the storm, a combination of Sandy, a wintry system from the West and cold air streaming from the Arctic, threatened to knock out the underground network of power, phone and high-speed Internet lines that are the lifeblood of America’s financial capital.

The New York Daily News reported that water was six feet deep outside its offices in lower Manhattan.

City officials evacuated neighbors of a 90-story super luxury apartment building under construction after its crane partially collapsed in high winds, prompting fears the entire rig could crash to the ground.

Firefighters look up at a partially collapsed crane hanging from a high-rise building in Manhattan as Hurricane Sandy makes its approach in New York October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Serious flooding was also reported miles north in Greenwich Village and Chelsea.

The facade of a four-story Manhattan building in the Chelsea neighborhood crumbled and collapsed suddenly, leaving the lights, couches, cabinets and desks inside visible from the street.

No one was hurt, although some of the falling debris hit a car.

The facade of a four-story building on 14th Street and 8th Avenue collapsed onto the sidewalk as FDNY firefighters respond, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. Hurricane Sandy bore down on the Eastern Seaboard’s largest cities Monday, forcing the shutdown of mass transit, schools and financial markets, sending coastal residents fleeing, and threatening a dangerous mix of high winds, soaking rain and a surging wall of water up to 11 feet tall. (AP Photo/ John Minchillo)
An historic ferry boat named the Binghamton is swamped by the waves of the Hudson River in Edgewater, N.J., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, as Hurricane Sandy lashes the East Coast. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Streets are flooded under the Manhattan Bridge in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, N.Y., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Michael Wirtz, of Wilmington, Del., braves flood waters and high winds that arrive with Hurricane Sandy along North Michigan Avenue in Atlantic City, N.J., Monday Oct. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/The Press of Atlantic City, Michael Ein)
Storm surf kicked up by the high winds from Hurricane Sandy break onto homes in Southampton, New York, October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Sailboats rock in choppy water at a dock along the Hudson River Greenway during a storm, Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, in New York. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Furticella)
A man reacts to waves crashing over a seawall in Narragansett, R.I., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. A fast-strengthening Hurricane Sandy churned north Monday, raking ghost-town cities along the Northeast corridor with rain and wind gusts. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
Storm surf kicked up by the high winds from Hurricane Sandy break onto homes in Southampton, New York October 29, 2012. Hurricane Sandy, the monster storm bearing down on the East Coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground, public transport shut down and the stock market suffered its first weather-related closure in 27 years. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Swans swim in a yard that has been flooded by storm surf kicked up by the high winds from Hurricane Sandy in Southampton, New York October 29, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson
Waves crash over Eric Mongirdas as the storm surge caused by Hurricane Sandy pummels the coastline in Milford, Connecticut October 29, 2012. , The monster storm bearing down on the U.S. east coast, strengthened on Monday after hundreds of thousands moved to higher ground. REUTERS/Michelle McLoughlin
A woman reacts to waves crashing over a seawall in Narragansett, R.I., Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
A car is submerged in the Dumbo section of the Brooklyn borough of New York, as the East River overflows during Hurricane Sandy on Oct. 29, 2012. (Bebeto Matthews/AP Photo)
The Hudson River swells and rises over the banks of the Hoboken, N.J., waterfront as Hurricane Sandy approaches on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Sykes)

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U.S. Heat Wave Another: Disaster For Eastern U.S.

On July 2, 2012 the people in the eastern United States of America from Indiana to New Jersey still have no electricity to cool themselves during the very hot summer.

This is a great disaster.

First there were violent storms that knock down power, damaged cars and buildings and killed at least 13 people and now there will be no electricity for days.

It was reported it may take a week or more before the power can be restored for everybody in the effected areas.

I am sad and sorry for the people who have to endure the heat without the electricity to help them cool themselves.

That means they cannot turn on the fan or the air-conditioner.

There will be no cold drinks and ice-creams for days because the fridges need electricity to work.

I guess the reason for the summer heat wave is due to the global warming.

Maddux Lorenzo, 15 months old (R) and his sister, Sam, 3 years old, from Chicago, play in a water fountain to beat the heat gripping the nation’s capital while in the Capital Heights neighborhood of Washington, July 2, 2012. REUTERS/Larry Downing
People play in the fountain at Washington Square Park in New York July 1, 2012. Much of the eastern United States sweltered under oppressive heat for at least the third straight day on Sunday, after violent storms that took a dozen lives and knocked out power to more than 3 million customers. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
People crowd at the beach at Coney Island in the Brooklyn borough of New York June 30, 2012. About 3.9 million homes and businesses were without power on Saturday amid a record heat wave in the eastern United States after deadly thunderstorms downed power lines from Indiana to New Jersey. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
A sunflower shows sings of stress during a record breaking heat wave that is moving across the country Sunday, July 1, 2012 in Springfield, Ill. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)
Graham Gallaway shields himself with a hat as he picks green beans under the hot sun at Piedmont Biofarm in Pittsboro, N.C., Friday, June 29, 2012. Triple-digit temperatures are expected for several days in North Carolina. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)
Swimmers try and keep cool in near 100 degree temperatures at Red Oaks Waterpark in Madison Heights, Mich., Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
From left, Amelia Schendel, her sister Alison Schendel and Madeline Ahern, all on vacation from Minnesota, enjoy the cool water on a hot summer day at Crown Fountain in Chicago’s Millennium Park, Wednesday, June 27, 2012. Temperatures in Illinois are forecast to top 100 degrees by Thursday, and authorities are urging the public to be cautious. (AP Photo/Sitthixay Ditthavong)
Parker Farrell, 2, cools off in the lake at Millenium Park in Grand Rapids, Mich., as temperatures rose to a high of 96 degrees on Thursday, June 28, 2012. (AP Photo/The Grand Rapids Press, Matthew Busch)