RECORD STORM: Impact In Numbers
(CNN) — A blizzard that resulted from two storms converging over the Northeast United States brought hurricane-force winds and record snowfall to some areas.
By the numbers, here is a look at the impact:
3 — NBA teams that had to change travel plans to New York City due to the blizzard.
4 to 5 inches per hour — The rate of snowfall in Connecticut.
6 — People killed due to the storms.
6 — States that declared an emergency.
40 inches — Snowfall in Hamden, Connecticut.
83 mph — Peak wind gust at Cuttyhunk Island, Massachusetts.
103 — Canceled ACT achievement test sites in eight states.
Up to $500 — Fine for driving on the streets in Rhode Island.
3,612 — Snow plows and other equipment in use in Massachusetts.
More than 5,000 — Flights canceled.
More than 659,000 — Customers who lost power in nine states.
More than 40 million — People affected by the storm in the U.S. Northeast.
ESPN’s Chris Hassel tweeted this picture of himself Saturday evening with the caption, “Being able to look outside is something I took for granted in Iowa.”
The former Channel 13 sports reporter helping to put the numbers in to perspective.