Remember Roland Emmerich‘s 2004 movie “The Day After Tomorrow?” It starred a young Jake Gyllenhaal and Emmy Rossum, as well as Dennis Quaid, Sela Ward, and the late Sir Ian Holm. It’s ok if you don’t, but you probably remember the visuals. New York City hit by freak end-of-the-world polar vortex, floods, massively deadly weather patterns. Much of North America’s northern seaboard was hit by such a storm the week of Christmas 2022, and the results are pretty scarily close to the film.
Following the very real winter storm Elliott, Nick Iwanyshyn shared a video of drone footage from a neighborhood on the shorefront of Lake Eerie, which borders parts of Canada and the United States.
Just thinking about being in a house made of Ice, with no way out and possibly no power because the grid has frozen over chills me to the bone.
The houses most affected by Elliott were those closest to the shore. The ones behind had some protection. But it all looks pretty nightmarish, especially if you suffer from cleithrophobia. Hopefully, the people who live there went somewhere warmer before they were locked in by the ice. The current death toll following the storm is 56 people, and is likely to rise.